Plastic Free July

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Plastic Free July 2020

Council Challenge

Take the challenge here!

The City of Mitcham is a proud Plastic Free Council Challenge member.

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

By participating, the City of Mitcham is supporting the community to choose to refuse single-use plastics directly and helping to create cleaner communities, alleviating the recycling crisis, reducing landfill waste and mitigating the effects of climate change.

The Plastic Free July challenge provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and even at your local café. Ready to take the Plastic Free July challenge? Participants tell us that the tips and tricks in our weekly emails during July help them to keep motivated during the challenge. People also enjoy reading stories from our participants and other news from our global movement.

How you can participate

  • Take the challenge here
  • Look at some popular ideas to reduce plastic waste here
  • Read inspiring stories of what others do here
  • Register for an event or workshop

Pledge now to reduce your use here! Join 250 million people worldwide taking positive action to reduce waste and single-use plastics this July.

If you are just starting out, focus on the Top 4 single use plastics - takeaway coffee cups, plastic shopping bags, plastic straws and water bottles. Or go for gold and try to eliminate all single-use plastics for a month. Form or join a group to take the challenge together. This could be the start of a life-changing experience for you, your family, your colleagues.

The Plastic Free July website is a great place to get inspiration and support, and to share your tips, ideas and experiences.

The City of Mitcham and its partners have planned a great range of activities to support you in reducing single-use plastics this July.

Natural Homes

1pm 19 June 2020

Join The Plastic Free July Challenge Info Sessions hosted by East Waste and Plastic Free SA

Friday, 26 June 11am to 12pm

Tuesday, 30 June 8pm to 9pm

Wednesday, 1 July 11am to 12pm

Thursday, 2 July 8pm to 9pm

Introduction to Wholefood Cooking (plastic free) with Jude Blereau

This event has been postponed to Sunday 19th July, 10:30am

Exclusive event for Plastic Free July member councils and their residents!

Limit of 100 on webinar. Will be recorded and available for later viewing to a wider audience.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

The Story of Plastic: Virtual film screening and panel discussion

23 July 7pm - 8pm

Plastic Free July 2020 Giveaway Terms and Conditions

  • Only city of Mitcham residents are eligible for the prizes
  • To be eligible for the competition residents must sign up to Plastic Free July via and ‘comment’ on one of the City Of Mitcham Plastic Free July Facebook posts that provides one or more positive ideas on the reduction of single use plastics (deemed appropriate by the Waste Management Officer).
  • Winners will be required to show a screen shot of any email from Plastic Free July to demonstrate they have signed up
  • Residents are only able to enter once. More than one comment will only count as one entry.
  • Comments are to be posted before midnight on Monday 3 August. Any comments after this time will not be counted.
  • City of Mitcham Councillors and Council staff are not eligible for the prize however are encouraged to participate
  • The giveaways are not redeemable for cash or transferable
  • The City of Mitcham, their agents, affiliates or representatives are not responsible for any loss, damage, cost or expense, whether direct or consequential, that arises from participation in this competition.
  • Information provided by you will be collected and managed by the City of Mitcham in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection (PPIP) Act 1998, under which you have the rights of access and correction.
  • The winner may have their name published on council’s website, social media or via a press ad.
  • The City of Mitcham reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry which, in the opinion of Promoter, includes objectionable content, profanity, potentially insulting, inflammatory or defamatory statements, disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the entry process, who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions of entry or who has, in the opinion of Promoter, engaged in conduct in entering the competition which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the competition, competition Sponsor and/or Promoter.

The prizes are:

Prize one:

  • x3 Bees wax wraps
  • Bamboo cutlery set
  • A three-piece bento stackable lunchbox
  • The book Plastic Free: The inspiring story of a global environmental movement and why it matters
  • 3-1 silicone sheets- fantastic replacement to baking paper
  • 100 compostable kitchen Caddy liners

Prize two:

  • x3 Bees wax wraps
  • The book Plastic Free: The inspiring story of a global environmental movement and why it matters
  • Bamboo cutlery set
  • 100 compostable kitchen Caddy liners

Prize three:

  • The book Plastic Free: The inspiring story of a global environmental movement and why it matters
  • x3 Bees wax wraps
  • 100 compostable kitchen Caddy liners
  • Winners will be announced within a week beginning 3 August.