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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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single-use takeaway coffee cup with plastic lid

Takeaway coffee cups

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

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Fruit & vegetables

Find plastic-free alternatives when buying fruit & veggies.

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Plastic shopping bags

Bring your own reusable shopping bags and help reduce plastic waste.

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Plastic straws

Refuse plastic straws when buying a drink & BYO reusable alternative!

Rubbish bin

Bin Audit

Are you recycling, composting, or avoiding waste correctly?

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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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Bin liners

Get crafty with your bin liners and help make a huge impact.

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Plastic cling wrap

Use alternatives to cling wrap and reduce plastic pollution.

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

young woman working at coffee van holding two reusable mugs with coffee

How WMRC initiated Plastic Free July in the community

Shirley with her two children

How having children inspired Shirley to become zero-waste

Three staff members in a lab

Robert kick-started conversations across a university campus

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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