Plastic Free July Case Studies
How Amanda and Jeannie set up shop at Wasteless Pantry, Mundaring
Finding it hard to track down plastic free and sustainable products, two Plastic Free July participants decided to set up their own Zero waste store in the Perth Hills. Wasteless Pantry now offers bulk groceries, pantry and laundry goods in an environmentally friendly way that reduces packaging and minimises food miles. Read more here.
How Rachel's workplace saved 70,000 plastic cups annually!
Rachel and fellow staff from Bentley Mental Health Service were concerned about the hospital’s use of single-use plastics. After a little research, a few simple substitutions were made, replacing single-use plastics with reusables. Rachel’s pledge has seen Bentley Health Service avoid using 70,000 plastic cups annually. Read more here.
How the Vic Park Collective changed our takeaway coffee culture
Vic Park local and café manager, Flavia Pardini, wanted to make the suburb’s growing café strip more sustainable. Discovering the Bring one, get one tree initiative by Plastic Free July she engaged with the volunteer run Vic Park Collective to run it in local cafes. The project resulted in locals bringing a total of 2,900 reusable cups to purchase takeaway coffees with the same number of native seedlings planted. Read more here.
How the Cocos Islands are tackling plastic waste
Beaches on the remote Cocos Islands receive high levels of plastic waste washing in from the ocean. A small but committed group of local residents and organisations are concerned about the impacts of plastic waste to deal with this challenging issue. They have created a range of initiatives including beach cleanups, community art projects, removed plastic straws and encouraged reusables. Read more here.
How a Plastic Free July morning tea got workmates talking
In 2016 UWA Oceans Institute artist in residence Angela Rossen decided with a colleague they needed a morning tea. They’d heard of Plastic Free July and decided it was a good excuse to get everyone together and have a bit of fun. Everyone contributed something - cakes, baked goods and dips which were not packaged in plastic which started conversations about disposable plastic. Read more here.