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Ideas and solutions

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.

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Loose produce

Find plastic free alternatives when buying fruit & veggies.

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Reusable 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!

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Water bottles

BYO reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic ones.

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At the bakery

Plan ahead & avoid pre-packed bread, rolls & baked goods.

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Meat, fish & deli

Avoid the plastic trays used for meat, fish and deli items.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The three R’s for a better planet – reduce, reuse, recycle.

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

Tackling Healthcare’s Plastic Waste

Tackling Healthcare’s Plastic Waste: Think Before You Bluey

El Nido Resorts: pioneering sustainable tourism

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

Reusable carry bag, keep cups and bamboo cutlery
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