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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.

Elderly couple walking dog
bin with plastic bin liner

Bin liners

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

roll of plastic clingwrap

Plastic cling wrap

Use alternatives to cling wrap and reduce plastic pollution.

a dog and a cat

Pet care

Keep both your four-legged friend and the environment happy.



Avoid the (many) tea bag brands that use plastic.

three plastic takeaway containers with food

Takeaway cutlery & containers

Choose to refuse to plastic cutlery and takeaway containers.

Disposable baby nappy


Choose reusable nappies or shop smarter for disposable ones.

two long-life cartons

Long-life cartons

Avoid adding cartons (for milk, juice, etc.) to landfill.

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

Shirley with her two children

How having children inspired Shirley to become zero-waste

Sharon and her daughter in their kitchen with a plunger coffee

Sharon’s family avoid pesky plastic with some DIY creativity

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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