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Plastic Free July

How to take on plastic free at the supermarket

Many of us look around at the supermarket and know that we want to try reducing plastic – but it seems almost impossible to start. So much of the supermarket stock is wrapped with plastic. A woman in NSW gave it a go. Helen Hughes in the NSW Hunter’s Valley has been trying to reduce her plastic use for a year now. She buys her meat from the butcher in a reusable container, her bread from the bakery in a ...
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Looking back on Plastic Free July

It’s the end of July, and maybe you’ve reduced your plastic consumption. Maybe you’ve learnt a few new strategies, or learnt that you can do without certain items. Maybe you’re glad it’s the end of July – maybe you’re not. However you’re feeling right now, it’s time to think about the next steps in your plastic-free journey. For individuals Did you give up plastic completely for a month? Did you simply reduce it a little? Whatever difference you made to ...
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Beware of littering as the lockdown ends

One Tasmanian family emerged from their home after a long weekend to find garbage strewn across their previously pristine beach. As COVID-19 restrictions have eased, people have been getting out more – and that means more picnics, more late-night outdoor celebrations, more weekend getaways. The family spent several hours cleaning up the debris, which included melted plastic bottles and bags, smashed glass bottles, fishing lines, and even a gas cooker with canisters. The world after COVID-19 We’re all excited to ...
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What will you do for Plastic Free July?

Can you go plastic-free for 31 days? More than 250 million people in 177 countries have taken part in Plastic Free July. From 1 to 31 July, people around the world give up single-use plastics and develop habits that will last them into the future. The organisation provides resources and ideas to help you reduce single-use plastic waste wherever you are. Plastic Free for individuals Whether you decide to take it slow, one change at a time, or you decide ...
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It’s time to think about Plastic Free July

It’s the beginning of June, and winter has begun in earnest. It’s time to think about the global movement that has inspired more than 250 million people to give up plastic for a month: Plastic Free July. What is Plastic Free July? Plastic Free July is a way for millions of people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution – for ‘cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities’, according to the website. The organisation provides resources and ideas to ...
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