Call to dispose of disposable coffee cups

Plastic Free July ambassador Anita Howard
Plastic Free July ambassador Anita Howard

Anita Howard, an ambassador for Plastic Free July, wants locals to get involved in the Bring One, Get One Tree initiative, which would see a native shrub purchased and planted for every takeaway coffee bought in a reusable cup in participating cafes.

Ms Howard said after seeing her neighbours get involved in the event previously, she was eager to get involved.

‘It is a great experience and we have significantly reduced the occurrence of single use plastic in our lives,’ she said.

‘Once you get started it really is much easier than you might think.’ Visit www.plasticfree july.org for more information.