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Plastic Free July

Join the challenge and choose to refuse single-use plastic during Plastic Free July.

Plastic Free July is a global yearly challenge encouraging people to give up single-use plastic during the month of July.

This year the ACT government is calling on the community to get involved and reduce our single-use plastic habits. By taking part, you’ll be joining over 2 million people from 150 countries in making a difference.

The great thing about Plastic Free July is that you can choose a challenge that works for you.

Host a plastic free morning tea, attend a plastic free living workshop or choose to refuse plastic shopping bags, straws and takeaway containers.

Take the pledge by signing up to Plastic Free July at

The ACT Government’s is committed to moving forward on single-use plastic products in the ACT, taking real action to become Australia’s most sustainable city. The community is invited to respond to our Phasing out single-use plastics discussion paper.

Win a Plastic Free Prize

Sign up to Plastic Free July and email us your Plastic Free July Pledge to go in the draw to win a plastic free prize full of goodies to kick start your plastic free goals.

Thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations:

Some of our favourite Pledges so far:

“I’m going to turn my old curtains into fruit bags.”

“No pasta and rice bags.”

“Shopping bags.”

“Avoid plastic wrapped bread.”

“Cut down on single use plastic coffee sachets by 80%.”

“No more plastic straws and bags.”

“Shampoo and conditioner containers.”

“Give up coffee cups.”

“Avoid single use packaging for one month.”

“Disposable coffee cups.”

“Stop using plastic straws.”

“No use or purchase of plastic bottles.”

“No sweets with wrappers.”

“Ask for bulk cheese at the ANU food co-op not wrapped in plastic.”

Local Plastic Free July Events

Tue 9 July - Green Drinks Canberra July 2019: Anna McGuire on ACT’s 'net zero emissions'

Thu 11 July - Recycling Discovery Hub Public Session

Tue 23 July - Life Without Plastic

Hosting a Plastic Free July event? Let us know…

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