Plastic Free July 2015

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Register for Plastic Free July

This year Australians will send 1 million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill and many more million tonnes of plastic waste will end up in the world’s oceans. Recycling is not enough to solve the plastic pollution problem. We need to refuse, reduce and reuse.

The Plastic Free July challenge is quite simple: attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July. ‘Single-use plastic’ includes shopping bags, takeaway cups, straws and packaging – any plastic that’s intended to be used only once and then discarded. Keep a ‘dilemma bag’ of unavoidable single-use plastic to discuss at the end of the challenge.

Choose to participate for a day, a week, a month or longer. Every effort makes a difference. Visit http://www.plasticfreejuly.org to register and check out the toolbox of ideas, recipes and tips to make it easier.

Plastic Free July Wind-up Celebration

Come and celebrate the completion of Plastic Free July 2015. Join in the building of a monument to plastic.

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2015
Time: 6.45-8.00pm
Venue: Rosanna Library, 72 Turnham Ave Rosanna

  • Hear from Annabel Mounsey and Penny Grose of Transition Warringal about their adventures in living plastic-free and how giving something up can be so rewarding.
  • Bring your ‘dilemma bag’ (a collection of the single-use plastic you were unable to avoid during July) and share your experiences with other participants.
  • Sketch out a vision of our suburbs with no plastic pollution.

Come along if you participated or are just interested in reducing plastic pollution.

To RSVP: Contact Penny on 9459 4209 or transitionwarringal@gmail.com

Organised by Transition Banyule with support from Rosanna Library & Going Green Solutions in Hurstbridge www.goinggreensolutions.com.au

Download the flyer.