Plastic Free July: Reducing Pollution

Published on 02 July 2024

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Taking small actions in our daily lives can significantly reduce our impact on the environment. Simple choices, such as reducing plastic, using eco-friendly products, recycling, and minimising waste, all play a part in protecting the environment for a clean and sustainable future. 

There’s no denying that plastic makes life much easier but the prevalence of its use comes at a cost to our environment.

The NSW Government banned the use of certain single-use plastics in 2022 and continues to work towards further bans of problematic plastics that commonly end up in our waterways. Thankfully these bans have helped many people re-think the single-use plastics in their lives.

Plastic Free July is a global movement helping people be part of the solution to our over reliance on single-use plastics. Fun fact – one of our very own Hunters Hill locals was a founding member!

Here’s some simple ways you can break up with plastic:

  • BYO coffee cup or dine in to use their ceramics
  • use netted washing bags for your fruit and veg – just wash and reuse
  • keep straws and reusable cutlery handy in the car for those times you didn’t plan to eat out
  • consider using reusable period products or cloth nappies. Read this handy guide that should make using cloth nappies a lot easier(PDF, 6MB).
  • BYO container for your takeaway food
  • refuse plastic bags from small retailers – use your hands!
  • refill containers of pantry staples from bulk food stores – our closest retail store is in Lane Cove
  • keep water bottles handy in the car or your bag so you don’t have to buy them
  • rethink how you celebrate with reusable decorations and thoughtful party favours like seedlings, locally made jams or vouchers for local small businesses
  • packing a nude food lunchbox for work or school. To help inspire you, we’ve compiled this handy guide to nude food lunches.(PDF, 7MB)

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