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What you can do

Want some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste? The good news is, anyone can get involved. You can start out small, or really challenge yourself! Get inspired using the menu options below.

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Local government uptake

Show the values of your local government by striving to reduce plastic waste.

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Workshops & talks

Engage your community with solutions for a world without plastic waste.

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Local policies

Make widespread impact by changing local government policies.


Engaging the community

How to get your community involved with Plastic Free July.

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Plastic free picnic

Share the solutions to single-use plastics and inspire people with a fun picnic.

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Beach/park clean up

Getting a group together to clean up a park or beach.

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Movie screenings

Organise the screening of a plastic-related film.

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Find your tribe

Join (or create) a group of people doing Plastic Free July.

Since participating in Plastic Free July I am constantly thinking of ways to reduce my plastic packaging. I have used my own reusable shopping bags for years, but now I take my own containers to buy meat and cheese and I try to purchase in bulk.

Wilma, Australia

What others do

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How WMRC initiated Plastic Free July in the community

Shirley with her two children

How having children inspired Shirley to become zero-waste

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Robert kick-started conversations across a university campus

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To find plastic free ideas, take the Plastic Free July challenge

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