Plastic Free July

Next date: Friday, 19 July 2024 | 05:00 AM to Wednesday, 31 July 2024 | 10:00 PM

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Every small step we take to avoid single-use plastic can make a big difference towards protecting the ocean, reducing consumption and production, avoiding landfill waste and connecting communities for a world without plastic waste. The Plastic Free July challenge provides resources and ideas to help millions of participants reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and in the community. Over the last 5 years, participants have collectively avoided 10 billion kilograms of waste, that's more than the combined weight of 55,00 blue whales!

As an official Council Member, we are actively supporting our community to choose to refuse single-use plastics directly as well as pledging to make a difference by reducing single-use plastics from our meetings and events, helping cafes promote the use of reusable cups and more.

Six easy ways to get involved:

  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 waste
  2. Take the Pesky Plastics Quiz to find what plastics you can change
  3. Watch our one-minute animation to get started or browse these popular ideas to reduce single-use plastics
  4. Download some posters and to share at work or with your local cafes
  5. Read inspiring stories of what others do
  6. Register for this webinar on 2 July to learn how to reduce soft plastics and single use plastics.

Getting started is as easy as choosing one single-use plastic item to avoid or swap for a reusable alternative.

For more information and free resources, the Plastic Free July website is a great place to get inspiration and support, and to share your tips, ideas and experiences.

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  • Monday, 01 July 2024 | 07:00 AM - Wednesday, 31 July 2024 | 10:00 PM



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