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Working towards a Plastic Free Wingecarribee

30 June, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, 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.

Council’s Environmental Project Officer Marnee Harlor 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 to take the Plastic Free Wingecarribee pledge.”

“Be inspired by some great tips to help you on your plastic-free journey or spread the word about a local business taking action to reduce plastic waste,” she continued.

Residents are encouraged to share their pledge and tips for reducing plastic waste on social media using the hashtags #choosetorefuse and #MySouthernHighlands.

Also available to stream on Council’s website is the environmental documentary, Bag It.

“The film explores the issue of pollution and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life but human health too,” said Marnee.

To sign up for the Plastic Free July challenge visit www.plasticfreejuly.org.

To take the Plastic Free Wingecarribee pledge, get inspiration, or spread the word about a local business visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/plastic-free.

“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,” added Marnee.