Perth education provider phases out single-use plastic

Students with their reusable drinking containers.
Students with their reusable drinking containers.

AN education provider in Stirling Street, Perth, is taking up the challenge of protecting the environment by cutting down on plastics.

Staff and students at the National Institute of Technology Australia have stopped using single-use plastics after eight months ago deciding to minimise the use of plastics and boost the recycling of soft plastics on campus.

Part of their stance was phasing out single-use cutlery provided to students during lunch and formal events, and to encourage people to use their own reusable bottles and mugs instead of plastic bottles.

The campus is also harnessing solar power for 50 per cent of its electricity use.