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Awareness of the damage done to the environment by plastic pollution has grown significantly over the past few years. Choose to reuse and beat plastic pollution.
We can all use less plastic and put litter in the bin. With just a little bit of planning, it's easy to choose reusable options and refuse single use plastics. In six simple steps, we can help beat plastic pollution:
The major supermarkets (Coles, Woolworths, Harris Farm and IGA) have implemented a ban on stores giving away free single use plastic bags. Find out more about the change including how to recycle soft plastics (hint, it's not in your yellow bin).
In July 2018, Council committed to a staged phase out of single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, cups and plates from all Council-run facilities and events. The proposal received unanimous support from Councillors.
Council conducted an audit of the types of single-use plastics used across the organisation, from our childcare centres and Library and Knowledge Centres to sporting facilities, depots and offices, to help us make the move towards more sustainable practices and products.
Some of the actions already undertaken by Council include:
Council has also initiated an audit of the types of single use plastics used across the whole organisation, from our childcare centres and Library and Knowledge Centres to sporting facilities, depots and offices, to help us make the move towards more sustainable products over the coming months.