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Plastic Free July competition

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As custodians of our earth we must do everything we can to reduce our own environmental impact.

One of the easiest ways to reduce our impact is to reduce our waste. Plastic is considered one of the worst pollutants in our environment as it never breaks down in the environment.

When plastic is littered or buried in landfill it breaks up into smaller pieces eventually becoming micro-plastics.

Plastic manufacturing also largely impacts the environment because plastic is made from the crude oil we drill out of the ground. By reducing plastic waste to the garbage and recycle streams we can reduce the environmental impacts caused by plastic. 

Competition

How to enter

To enter the competition, upload a photo of your creative item, including a description of what it is and how it has avoided, reused or reduced plastic. Items could be an artwork, toy or DIY project.

The competition is open throughout July, with entries closing on Friday 31 July 2020. The winners will be announced on Friday 7 August 2020.

Enter online

Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions before entering the competition. 

Plastic Free July Competition - Terms and Conditions  (docx, 23KB)

Prizes

  • 1st prize: zero waste hamper valued at $150
  • 2nd prize: stainless steel bento box and cutlery set
  • 3rd prize: stainless steel bento box

Plastic facts

  • Current plastic production is around 300 million tonnes per year, by 2050 it is expected to grow to almost 1 billion tonnes per year.
  • Plastic never completely breaks down so, once it is created, it remains in our environment forever.
  • Approximately 50% of plastic is single use.
  • Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
  • The production of plastic uses roughly 8% of the world’s oil production.

Other useful resources

29/06/2020
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