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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.

Elderly couple walking dog
plastic free cleaning ideas illustration


Avoid using cleaning products packaged in single-use plastic.

natural fibre clothing illustration

Natural Fibres

Choosing natural fibres helps reduce microplastics.

Plastic Free Laundry illustration


Simple laundry choices can keep clothes smelling fresh while helping to reduce microplastics.


Choose to refuse single-use plastic bathroom products.

Toothpaste and bamboo toothbrushes in a cup.

Dental care

Plastic-free toothbrushes, toothpaste and more.

Reusable mensural pad and cup

Sanitary items

Alternatives to tampons and pads for a plastic free period.

Bar of soap


Swap liquid soap for bar soaps and avoid single-use plastic.

Reusable razor and bar of soap


Swap disposable razors for reusable alternatives.

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

Shirley with her two children

How having children inspired Shirley to become zero-waste

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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