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Plastic Free July

Publish on 01 Jul 2017 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam, Outside LGA,

Become an environmental ambassador and take up the Plastic Free July Challenge. By avoiding single-use plastic for an entire month, you can help to reduce the amount of waste entering our ecosystems.

Plastic Free July is a campaign that was initiated by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council in Perth, Western Australia in 2011. The campaign has now achieved global recognition, raising awareness of the impacts of single-use disposable plastic, educating residents on the important notion of 'reuse' of materials and encouraging people to eliminate the use of single-use plastic through a range of actions during July each year.

To help our community participate in Plastic Free July, we have 500 reusable tote bags available to enable residents to undertake shopping and other tasks and avoid single use plastic bags. You can pick up a free reusable tote bag at various locations across the LGA, including Council’s Civic Centre, libraries and leisure centres.

Take part in the campaign.

Our environment is worth protecting 

Campbelltown is fortunate to boast a range of beautiful and unique environmental assets including stunning bushland and waterways and diversity of native flora and fauna, these are part of the reason why many people choose to live in and visit the area.

But these assets are prone to a number of threats, one of these is litter and careless rubbish disposal. It is estimated that around 50 million plastic bags enter the Australian litter stream every year. For Campbelltown, the plastic bags that are discarded thoughtlessly or accidentally and are not removed via our litter management systems have the potential to impact on our local ecosystems, enter the Georges River or Nepean River systems and ultimately the ocean.

We are committed to preserving and rehabilitating our natural assets for current and future residents of the city and are continually designing and implementing environmental programs that educate and inspire the community to become stewards of their local environment. We are encouraging you to join the challenge and choose to refuse single use plastic during Plastic Free July.

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