Take up the challenge and go plastic free this July

8 June, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again participating in Plastic Free July and is encouraging the local community to take part in the Plastic Free July challenge.

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

A Council spokesperson said there are a few ways people can participate in the month-long campaign.

“Whether you are just starting out or are already trying to avoid single-use plastics, everyone can make a difference.”

“The first step is to sign-up for the challenge on the Plastic Free July website,” she said. “Then, head on over to our website for events and activities to help you choose to refuse.”

Council has arranged a series of free events, delivered online and in-person, to help residents on their plastic free journey. These include:

  • Saturday 10, Wednesday 14 or Saturday 17 July – Discover how to host a plastic free celebration with sustainable decorations and gift wrapping.
  • Tuesday 13 or Wednesday 21 July – Learn more about plastic free living at an online interactive workshop.
  • Friday 16 or Monday 19 July – Make your own eco-cleaning products for a sparkling clean home.

In-person events will be held at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre located at 177 Berrima Road in Moss Vale. Bookings for all events are essential as places are limited.

“Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it,” the spokesperson said.

“By signing up to refuse single-use plastic for a whole month or even just a day, you’ll be making a valuable contribution to human health and the health of our environment.”

For more information visit wsc.nsw.gov.au/Events-Directory/Plastic-Free-July or phone 02 4868 0888.