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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
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


Swap disposable razors for reusable alternatives.

Bar of soap


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

Reusable mensural pad and cup

Sanitary items

Alternatives to tampons and pads for a plastic free period.

plastic free cleaning ideas illustration

Plastic Free Cleaning

Avoid using cleaning products packaged in single-use plastic.

Toothpaste and bamboo toothbrushes in a cup.

Dental care

Plastic-free toothbrushes, toothpaste and more.

Reusable razor and bar of soap


Choose to refuse single-use plastic bathroom products.

Party decorations and gifts in wrapping paper

Balloons & decorations

Celebrate in style with plastic free decorations.

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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