Plastic Free July is recognised globally as an annual month of global action where individuals, businesses and governments come together to take action to reduce plastic waste, creating a social change movement. By sharing ideas, positive actions and stories of change, Plastic Free July helps people and organisations “choose to refuse” single-use plastic everyday. Last year, an estimated 140 million people worldwide took part in Plastic Free July. On average, participants reduced their household waste and recycling by 15kg per person. As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste going into landfill and to protect the environment, the City has partnered with the Plastic Free July organisation to help the community take action to end plastic waste. There are plenty of workshops and webinars that residents can attend in the lead up to July, and during July to learn ways in which they can reduce the use of plastic:
|Title of Workshop||Date||Location||Time||Register your attendance|
|How I Live a Plastic Free Life with Lindsay Miles||Thursday 16 June||Webinar||6.30pm – 8.00pm||Register|
|Low Tox Life with Alexx Stuart||Thursday 23 June||Webinar||5.00pm – 5.45pm||Register|
|Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living with Lindsay Miles||Saturday 25 June||Rob Baddock Community Hall, Kallaroo||10.00am – 11.30am||Register|
|Waste Free Shopping with the Wasteless Pantry||Saturday 2 July||Sorrento Community Hall, Sorrento||10.00am – 11.30am||Register|
|Plastic Free Living with Lindsay Miles||Saturday 9 July||Bramston Park Community Sporting Facility, Burns Beach||9.30am – 12.00pm||Register|
To find out other ways that you can get involved in the Plastic Free July challenge, take a look at the Plastic Free July website. For more information on the events listed, please call 9400 4255.