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.

The plastic bottles, bags and takeaway containers that we use for just a few minutes are made with materials that are designed to last forever. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists, and in the first 10 years of this century the world economy produced more plastic than the entire 1900's!

Plastic Free July is all about taking some positive action, whether you choose to refuse a handful of plastic items for a single day, a month or you commit to more permanent actions. Any actions will make a difference!

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.

The plastic bottles, bags and takeaway containers that we use for just a few minutes are made with materials that are designed to last forever. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists, and in the first 10 years of this century the world economy produced more plastic than the entire 1900's!

Plastic Free July is all about taking some positive action, whether you choose to refuse a handful of plastic items for a single day, a month or you commit to more permanent actions. Any actions will make a difference!

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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