Be part of Plastic Free July

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Starting out in 2011 as a local initiative of the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (which the Town is a member of) in Western Australia, the Plastic Free July challenge has rapidly grown into a global movement engaging millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. 

The campaign encourages citizens and businesses to change their behaviour in favour of avoiding single-use plastics and reducing plastic waste.

The Town encourages residents, businesses and community members to get involved in the Plastic Free July challenge! Here are some ideas on how to participate:

  • Check out the Town’s Plastic-free Vic Park guide and be inspired to do one idea in July.
  • Visit the Plastic Free July website and find out how you can reduce your plastic use at school, work, events, and in the community. 
  • If you are running an event or challenge for plastic  let us know about it. Share all the details - date, time, location, what you’re doing - to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au and we will share it on our communications channels and events calendar to help get more people to come along or get involved. 
  • Run a Clean Up Australia Day event at Vic Park. Clean Up Australia was started thirty years ago, by an “average Australian bloke” who had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard.  Today, this movement is the nation’s largest community-based environmental event. Running a Clean Up Australia Day event can be done anytime, anywhere - at your school, on your street, at one of the Town’s parks or natural bushland areas. Get all the resources from the Clean Up Australia Day website to start your own.