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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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Rubbish bin

Bin Audit

Are you recycling, composting, or avoiding waste correctly?

School building

At School

Inspire people in your school to go plastic free.

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At the school canteen

Use easy alternatives to single-use plastic in your canteen.

Sandwich, apple, banana and water bottle

Students & parents

Take the next step & bring Plastic Free July to your school.

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For teachers

Aim to reduce plastic waste in your classroom.

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

Parents and staff with students in the school canteen holding reusable items like paper straws and bamboo spoons

Liz takes the Plastic Free July challenge ‘school-wide’

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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