TOWN of East Fremantle extended its push to remove all single-use plastic from the area by replacing dog waste bags with a biodegradable and compostable option.
The new bags, which will be rolled out over the next few months, are expected to break down in a compostable environment within 90 days.
With 46 dog bag stations across to town, East Fremantle mayor Jim O’Neill said the initiative was expected to remove 300,000 dog bags from the environment.
“This is a further demonstration of council’s commitment to assisting our environment after council adopted the first plastic bag reduction local law in WA back in May,” he said.
“Also, the Town’s administration has removed traditional rubbish bins with plastic bin liners from all work stations and provided recyclable paper only bins, with only the kitchen bins accepting organic waste.
“Council felt it was appropriate to lead by example and apply plastic free principles to council meetings, events and our day-to-day operations.”