Single use plastic – can you resist in July?
Everyday, each of us make a choice—we choose to succumb to the throw-away convenience lifestyle of take-away coffee cups, plastic straws and cutlery, plastic bags and plastic drink bottles, OR, we can choose to take a step back and think consciously about what these ‘convenience’ items really mean for our oceans, beaches, parks and wildlife. Those short-term conveniences are actually a very long-term inconvenience for the future of our planet.
Plastic Free July (PFJ) is a simple campaign designed to get us thinking more about the abundance of single use plastic in our lives.
During July you can sign up for a day, a week or the whole month and try to refuse single-use plastic
This means refusing plastic whenever you are presented with it eg: plastic bags (take your own re-usable bag), plastic straws (just say no thankyou), plastic water bottles (take your own re-usable water bottle) and/or plastic lined coffee cups (use a re-usable cup/mug).
Try to remember to take your re-usable bags/bottles/coffee mugs with you when you go out. Keep some re-usable bags in your car and always keep your re-fillable water bottles handy.
It's up to you regarding how long you participate. However long you choose will still make a contribution.
So..are you ready to take on the challenge?
You can sign up here
Find out more about Plastic Free July here
Recycled Denim Bag Workshops July 2019
Do you fancy ditching plastic bags this July and replacing them with a funky recycled denim bag instead? Why not embrace the waste not want not philosophy and join one of our workshops to re-purpose your old jeans into a simple tote bag? Bring new life to old cloth that may otherwise end up in landfill!
Bookings to all workshops are essential. Go to Eventbrite to book (new window)
Ulladulla Workshop: Thursday 25th July, Ulladulla Civic Centre
Nowra Workshop: Saturday 27th July, Nowra School of Arts.
Boomerang Bags is a not-for-profit, community based intitiative that works to reduce the use of single use plastic bags.
It does so in a way that connects and engages with local communities, fosters sustainable behaviour, raises awareness and reduces waste while creating a sense of purpose and community ownership.
Dedicated volunteers, schools and community groups around Australia get together to create thousands of re-useable Boomerang Bags using recycled materials.
More information on Boomerang Bags is available via the link to their website: http://boomerangbags.org/
If you would like to know more about Boomerang Bags in the Shoalhaven please contact Fiona Schreurs at Council on ph 4429 3129 or email Fiona.Schreurs@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
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