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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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Coffee cups

Bringing or borrowing a reusable coffee cup or dine-in at your local café.

Reusable mensural pad and cup

Sanitary items

Alternatives to tampons and pads for a plastic free period.

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Avoid using cleaning products packaged in single-use plastic.

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Events and celebrations

Reducing plastics waste with reusable decorations and party supplies.

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Natural Fibres

Choosing natural fibres helps reduce microplastics.

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Swap liquid soap for bar soaps and avoid single-use plastic.

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Buy less

Avoiding disposable products and packaging has a huge impact.

Pasta, grains and nuts stored in glass jars

Bulk food shopping

Avoiding pre-packaged foods by choosing bulk or loose food.

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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Glass of lemonade, bunch of straws and a plastic juice bottle

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

Reusable carry bag, keep cups and bamboo cutlery
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