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Residents invited to plastic free lunch

25 June, 2018Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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In celebration of Plastic Free July Wingecarribee Shire Council will be hosting a plastic free community lunch on Sunday 8 July 2018.

Council’s Environmental Project Officer Michael Rhydderch explained that Council is committed to working with individuals, organisations and businesses to reduce our overall consumption of single-use plastics.

“There are simple things we can all do to cut down on plastic,” he said. “This includes using reusable containers, saying no to straws and carrying reusable shopping bags.”

The free family-friendly event kicks off at 10 am with a tour of Moss Vale Community Garden where participants will learn how to create a thriving vegetable garden and how to re-purpose plastics in the garden.

Following the tour participants will explore how plastics are actually made and enjoy wood fired pizza or hearty vegan soup made with produce direct from the garden.

After lunch, we’ll unpack some of the most commonly asked questions that make it difficult for people to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics.

“The solutions we come up with will be promoted on Council’s website and social media to help others in the community reduce their reliance on single-use plastics” said Michael.

“To help start the conversation we’re encouraging participants to bring along any single-use plastics they’ve used during that week,” he said. “We’ll discuss ways to reduce, reuse or recycle these products.”

Volunteers at Moss Vale Community Garden are busy making a number of reusable items, such as beeswax wraps and mesh produce bags that will be available for purchase on the day.

Moss Vale Community Garden is located next to the tennis courts on Railway Street in Moss Vale.

Bookings are essential and can be made online at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/events/plasticfreelunch.

For more information contact Council on 4868 0888 or email michael.rhydderch@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Plastic Free July is a global campaign with over two million participants from 150 countries. For more information visit www.plasticfreejuly.org.