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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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Plastic Free Cleaning

Avoid using cleaning products packaged in single-use plastic.

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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!

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Plastic 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.

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

Kikuchi City Library, Japan: Creating Sustainable Stories

Lucie and her husband with reusable cup and plate at local farmers market

How Lucie said ‘goodbye’ to the top four single-use plastics

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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