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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
Reusable mensural pad and cup

Sanitary items

Alternatives to tampons and pads for a plastic-free period.

Toothpaste and bamboo toothbrushes in a cup.

Dental care

Plastic-free toothbrushes, toothpaste and more.

Party decorations and gifts in wrapping paper

Balloons & decorations

Celebrate in style with plastic-free decorations.

Pasta, grains and nuts stored in glass jars

Bulk food shopping

Avoiding pre-packaged foods by choosing bulk or loose food.

Thought bubble with the plastic free July turtle icon

Buy less

Avoiding disposable products and packaging has a huge impact.

Reusable razor and bar of soap

Shaving

Swap disposable razors for reusable alternatives.

Bar of soap

Soap

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

bin with plastic bin liner

Bin liners

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

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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