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  • Plastic Free July in Cumberland 2022

    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.

    Image: Staff from Ocean Action Pod, the Ethnics Community Council (Mandarin and Arabic translators) and Council hosting a popup stall at Auburn Central for Plastic Free July.

    This winter, Cumberland City Council is asking you to share ideas with your neighbours and friends on which single-use plastic you will chose to refuse during Plastic Free July.

    Storing food in reusable containers? BYO shopping bags? Every small change matters. The change you try, that’s your Plastic Free July choice.

    As part of promotions, council staff partnered with the Ocean Action Pod during the July school holidays to deliver a popup in Auburn Central Shopping Centre and shared examples of alternatives to single-use plastic items you could try at home. The stall reached over 350 residents providing information in English, Mandarin and Arabic about plastic waste, the NSW Single-Use Plastics Ban, as well as council’s free mobile collection services for problem and bulky wastes.

    Sign up and be part of the solution. You’ll receive weekly emails throughout July to help keep you motivated during the challenge.