Plastic Free July

Plastic Free JulyPlastic 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.

Reducing waste

Avoid – prevent waste in the first instance

  • Maintain and repair items rather than disposing of them
  • Grow your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts at home
  • Purchase quality products that have no or minimal packaging.

Reduce – to produce less waste

  • Refuse single plastic e.g. cups and straws
  • Purchase in bulk where possible
  • Say no to junk mail
  • Only purchase what you need.

Reuse – use the same item more than once

  • Take your own reusable shopping and produce bags to the shops
  • Consider hosting a garage sale
  • Find creative ways to repurpose waste for practical purposes, art projects or gifts
  • Consider purchasing eco-friendly products made from recycled materials
  • Opt for reusable rather than disposable products, such as keep cups instead of disposable coffee cups, carry your own utensils to avoid single use knives, forks and spoons
  • Take reusable items to the REUSE shop at Tamala Park.

Recycle – converting waste materials into new materials and objects

  • Recycle all paper, cardboard, milk and juice cartons, glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans, plastic bottles and containers in the yellow lid recycling bin
  • Green waste from the lime green lid is turned into compost
  • Place food or garden waste in a compost or worm farm at home
  • Instead of putting soft plastic in the red lid bin, take it to a REDcycle location
  • Take eligible containers to a Containers for Change drop off point
  • Clean and undamaged clothes can be donated to a local charity shop
  • Local schools can participate in a waste education program funded by the City of Joondalup, please visit this page or call 9400 4077 for further information.

Please refer to the A-Z Waste Disposal Guide to ensure you are sorting your waste correctly.