Beat plastic pollution

Beat plastic pollution 4/06/2018
We can all use less plastic and put litter in the bin. Beat plastic pollution We can all use less plastic and put litter in the bin. Waste and Recycling; Rubbish

 

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: 

  1. Bring your own reusable bags when you go shopping;
  2. Take your mug to the coffee shop and refuse takeaway coffee cups;
  3. Say no to plastic cutlery and straws;
  4. Bring your own drink bottle and lunch box;
  5. Choose products with less plastic packaging; and
  6. Pick up litter and put it in the correct bin.

Join in the World Environment Day campaign to #BeatPlasticPollution throughout June and challenge your household to try Plastic Free July and see how small changes can make a big difference.

The major supermarkets (Coles, Woolworths, Harris Farm and IGA) are joining states such as Queensland and Western Australia over the coming months​ in implementing a ban on stores giving away free single use plastic bags. so it's time to get ready to take your reusable cloth bags to the shops. Find out more about the ban.