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Plastic Free July

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Plastic Free July® helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. This helps to ensure we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities by choosing to refuse single-use plastics. Last year more than 300 million people globally participated.

The Plastic Free July  challenge provides resources and ideas to help participants (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and in the community. 

It can be as easy as picking one single-use plastic item to avoid or swap for a reusable alternative. 

Many people choose to avoid the top four single-use plastics:

  • take-away coffee cups
  • plastic shopping bags
  • plastic straws
  • water bottles.

Some ‘go for gold’ and try to eliminate all single-use plastics for a month. It's popular to form or join a group to take the challenge together. This could be the start of a life-changing experience for you, your family, your colleagues or your local school.

How to get involved (for free!):

  1. Register for the challenge. Participants receive weekly tips to help them to keep motivated, and enjoy stories from others around the world who are reducing plastic in their lives.
  2. Take the Pesky Plastics Quiz to find some popular ideas to reduce plastic waste.
  3. Ask us for posters for your workplace, school or local businesses – or download posters now.
  4. Get some free Plastic Free July resources for your school.
  5. Read inspiring stories of what others do.
  6. Register for one of the online Plastic Free July events.
  7. Visit the School and community waste education web page for more information.

The Plastic Free July website is a great place to get inspiration and support, and to share your tips, ideas and experiences.

Plastic free July online events

Plastic Free July® helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. This helps to ensure we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities by choosing to refuse single-use plastics. To support people to reduce plastic waste learn what others are doing on their journey.  

For more information or to join the challenge visit the Plastic Free July web page.  

Webinars and workshops

Council hosts a range of community waste and recycling webinars within the municipality each year.

Sign up to our waste event newsletter to find out about free upcoming seminars, workshops, competitions and events as well as information on educational presentations for schools and community groups.

Sign up to our Waste Education newsletter

01/07/2021
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