Plastic Free July
Join the 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.
An estimated 50% of plastics are used once before being thrown away. You can take up the challenge to refuse single-use plastics to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and causing pollution.
Anyone can join, whether you’re a beginner looking for a few tips on how to avoid single-use plastics, or someone well on their way to a plastic free life. Be part of the solution and join the Plastic Free Challenge at Plastic Free July.
Plastic Free July Events
- Waste Not: Reducing our reliance on plastic food packaging with Alex Stuart – Thursday 23 June, 7pm
- Steps for a Plastic Free Home with Lottie Dalziel – Wednesday 6 July, 6:30pm-7:30pm
- "Good, Better, Best": Practical tips for reducing single-use plastic by using what you already have at home with Anita Vandyke – Saturday 2 July, 11:00am
- Beeswax Wrap Workshop with Kirsty Mootz– Saturday 16 July, 9am-11am
Protecting our marine life
Our oceans are drowning in marine litter and up to 90% of marine litter is made up of plastics that originate from sources on both land and sea. This makes plastic pollution one of the most widespread and devastating problems facing our planet today. Globally, it is estimated that 8 million items enter our oceans each day, and 6.4 million tonnes of litter entering each year.
Did you know?
Australians throw away 2.7 million disposable coffee cups each day, which adds up to around a billion cups each year! Bring a reusable cup or dine in at your local café, some cafés may even offer you a discount!
More easy plastic free swaps
- Keep reusable shopping bags by your door or in your car for easy access on your next grocery trip
- Avoid pre-packaged food by choosing bulk or loose food
- Bring a set of reusable cutleries wrapped in a tea towel for a waste free takeaway lunch
- Use alternatives to cling wrap such as beeswax wraps
- Bring your own reusable water bottle on the go instead of buying plastic ones
Waste & Recycling EnquiriesPlease call the Waste Hotline on
13 70 30
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
Community Recycling Centre
Find your bin collection dates
Book a Bulky Waste Collection
Report a Waste Issue
Waste Fees and Charges
Workshops, Tours and Events
Frequently Asked Questions
Plastic Free July
Waste and Recycling Services Guide
Download a copy of the Waste and Recycling services Council provides.
Waste and Recycling Services Guide – English (PDF 9.7MB)
Waste and Recycling Services Guide – Arabic (PDF 11.3MB)
Waste and Recycling Services Guide – Farsi (PDF 11.3MB)
Waste and Recycling Services Guide – Korean (PDF 11.2MB)