Plastic Free July
Start making changes to your shopping habits and plan how you will live plastic free this July.
What is Plastic Free July?
Plastic Free July is an annual campaign to create an awareness of the environmental problems associated with plastics, in particular single use plastic products. Plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, plastic wrap, disposable plastic plates and cups are just some of the many products we use only once and throw away…what a waste. Plastic Free July aims to encourage us to look at the way we consume and maybe see where we can reduce our consumption of single-use plastics.
Started in Cottesloe by the WMRC Earth Carers in 2011, the challenge has now spread to over 4,000 people around the world.
What can I do?
By remembering your own shopping bags, filling your water bottle and grabbing a reusable cup as you head out the door each day, you can be part of this change and make a difference to the environment. The challenge can be as individuals, families or work place groups, it all creates an interesting and fun month of awareness.
There are a number of Plastic Free July events happening in the region:
Mindarie Regional Council
Learn how to make your own veggie produce bags, yoghurt, bread wraps, cleaning products and more. Get tips on living with less disposable plastic not just for July but all the time.
Saturday 27th June, 2-4pm
Gum Blossom Community Centre, Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
Saturday 11th July, 2-4pm
Holyrood Pavilion, cnr Holyrood/Cambridge Street, West Leederville
City of Stirling
Friday 10th July - movie night. For more information click here.
City of Vincent
Wednesday 15 July, 6.30pm - talk, display, meal and Wall E movie.
Mount Hawthorn Lesser Hall, 197 Scarborough Beach Road
Town of Victoria Park
The Town of Victoria Park are holding a variety of talks and activities throughout June and
July. For more information on their program of events click here.
You can see The Mindarie Regional Council's Plastic Free July display
at local libraries over the next few weeks:
June 15th to June 22nd - Whitfords Library
June 22nd to June 29th - Victoria Park Library
June 29th to July 6th - Cambridge Library
July 6th to July 13th - Wanneroo Library
July 13th to July 20th - Karrinyup Library
July 20th to July 27th - Clarkson Library
Join the challenge
You can visit the Plastic Free July website by clicking here
. You can find out more, join the challenge and get ideas on how to reduce and reuse to live plastic-free.