Plastic Free July

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A pristine image of the beautiful moss and lichen cover boulders in Bundanoon Creek. Help to make the Wingecarribee Plastic Free by reducing your use of single use plastics during the month of July or even longer term.  Protect our beautiful rivers, creeks and pristine environments by taking action.  When you take action to reduce the use of single use plastics you are making a diiference, not only to reduce waste, but also to reduce the impact that plastics are having on climate change and our environment.

It's Plastic Free July!

Did you know that Australians used 3.5 million tonnes of plastic in 2018 to 2019! And 84% of that plastic is sent straight to landfill, with only 13% recycled.

It's time to make a change and join people, communities and businesses all over the world refusing plastic products and reducing their waste. You can choose to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond). Being part of Plastic Free July will help you find great alternatives that can become new habits forever!


We would like to hear about what actions you already do, or may choose to take, to reduce your use of plastics that get used just once and then thrown away. These are known as “single use plastics”.

GET INVOLVED!

Use the Plastic Free Business Map to mark the location of a local business that is taking positive action to reduce the use of "single use plastic". To recognise businesses that support this initiative Council is developing an icon that can be displayed on the business premises and also in their online media.

Make a Plastic Free Pledge to reduce or avoid single use plastics. You can choose one of the suggested pledges or make your own. Post your actions using the hashtags #choosetorefuse and #MySouthernHighlands to inspire the community to reduce the use of single use plastics.

Answer the Let Us Know quick questions to help us understand what you’re doing to reduce the use of single use plastics.

Play a Trivia Quiz and test your knowledge of plastics.

Watch the Bag It movie to be inspired by a mans journey of discovery into plastics.

Stay informed by following this project (bottom right column) and sign up to the Plastic Free July Challenge (external page) to take action and reduce the use of single use plastics.

Further information can be found on the Council's corporate site Plastic Free Wingecarribee.

It's Plastic Free July!

Did you know that Australians used 3.5 million tonnes of plastic in 2018 to 2019! And 84% of that plastic is sent straight to landfill, with only 13% recycled.

It's time to make a change and join people, communities and businesses all over the world refusing plastic products and reducing their waste. You can choose to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond). Being part of Plastic Free July will help you find great alternatives that can become new habits forever!


We would like to hear about what actions you already do, or may choose to take, to reduce your use of plastics that get used just once and then thrown away. These are known as “single use plastics”.

GET INVOLVED!

Use the Plastic Free Business Map to mark the location of a local business that is taking positive action to reduce the use of "single use plastic". To recognise businesses that support this initiative Council is developing an icon that can be displayed on the business premises and also in their online media.

Make a Plastic Free Pledge to reduce or avoid single use plastics. You can choose one of the suggested pledges or make your own. Post your actions using the hashtags #choosetorefuse and #MySouthernHighlands to inspire the community to reduce the use of single use plastics.

Answer the Let Us Know quick questions to help us understand what you’re doing to reduce the use of single use plastics.

Play a Trivia Quiz and test your knowledge of plastics.

Watch the Bag It movie to be inspired by a mans journey of discovery into plastics.

Stay informed by following this project (bottom right column) and sign up to the Plastic Free July Challenge (external page) to take action and reduce the use of single use plastics.

Further information can be found on the Council's corporate site Plastic Free Wingecarribee.

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Click on the map to let us know about a local business that is doing good things to reduce single use plastics

about 1 month

Please put a marker on the map and then add a comment.

To do this search the map by using the magnifying glass tool or zoom into the location. Then click on the pin marker and drag it to the right place. 

A comment box will then pop up for you to explain who they are and what they do.