Increase your well-being and join Plastic Free July

Published: Wednesday, 1 July 2020 at 4:00:35 PM

1 July 2020

Did you know that taking action to reduce waste has been found to increase well-being? The Plastic Free July 2019 Impact Report has revealed that last year, the estimated 250 million people worldwide who took part to reduce single-use plastics in their daily lives reduced their household waste by almost 5% (or 23kg) and increased their wellbeing by 8%. A definite win-win!

This July, as part of its ongoing efforts to increase sustainability and protect our environment, the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC), together with its member Councils — City of Melville, City of Kwinana, City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle — is joining forces with Plastic Free July to bring focus to reducing single-use plastics.

By encouraging people to take simple action in their daily lives and habits, Plastic Free July is an established and successful way for people to reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, and school. The SMRC and its member Councils will be supporting residents and staff to take the challenge through the month of July and beyond.

East Fremantle Mayor Jim O’Neill said Plastic Free July is a great way to reduce the waste we each send to landfill each year.  “This July, the Town is really stepping up its involvement by joining forces with Plastic Free July to bring the community together in the aim of reducing the use of single-use plastics. This will be my first year taking on the challenge and I encourage you to join me and do the same!”

To sign up to participate, enter your details, and complete the Pesky Plastics Quiz. To find out more from your Council, follow our Facebook and Instagram feeds to see 31 simple switches you can make to reduce the use of plastic every day.

To find out what activities are happening in the area, go to https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/get-involved/find-events-near-you/

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