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Plastic.  Made from oil, a single-use plastic straw is essentially millions of years in the making, only to be used for 5 minutes before being discarded. Even more alarming is the fact that a million tonnes of plastic waste is sent to landfill in Australia every year.

Recycle Right encourages local households, businesses and schools to accept the Plastic Free July Challenge.

Plastic Free July started as a local initiative in Perth, Western Australia and has grown into a global initiative.

The challenge is quite simple: attempt to consume no single-use plastic during July.

Single-use plastic is anything that is intended to be used once then thrown away. If all single-use plastic sounds a bit daunting, just try the “big four” single-use plastic items:     plastic bags, plastic cups, straws and plastic bottles.