Plastic Free July started in Western Australia and is catching on worldwide, including in Tasmania, with millions of people now taking part to avoid single-use plastics.
Take the challenge or make a change in whatever way you can to avoid or reduce single use plastic, for this month or forever!
Say ‘no thanks’ to plastic shopping bags, single-use water bottles, plastic straws, plastic food wrap and take away coffee cups and lids.
And remember… you can often recycle what can’t be avoided. Plastic recycling in Tasmania includes via your kerbside recycling bin and your Waste Transfer Station for some plastics such as milk and soft drink bottles and margarine containers. There are also soft plastic collection bins in Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, printer cartridge recycling via Planet Ark and special plastics recycling via TerraCycle.
C’mon Tasmania – take the Plastic Free July challenge at www.plasticfreejuly.org or simply make a change at home, at work or at school in whatever way possible.
Australian Marine Conservation Society – ocean plastic pollution
Cool Australia: Blue The Film – ocean conservation education resources
Tangaroa Blue – removal and prevention of marine debris
Boomerang Alliance – plastic pollution resources