Workshops to guide plastic waste reduction

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COMMUNITY members can help guide the State Government’s next steps to reduce plastic waste by attending a workshop.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is running 10 workshops to gather ideas from the community and businesses on how to reduce single-use plastics and their impacts on the environment, waste facilities and human health.

It follows the recent release of the Let’s not draw the short straw – reduce single-use plastics issues paper and online survey.

The Joondalup workshop will be held at Prime House on Davidson Terrace from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on July 8.

“I encourage West Australians concerned about the environmental impacts of plastic to attend the workshops and help us with practical ways to avoid single-use plastics and reduce plastic waste,” Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said.

“Single-use plastic products and packaging are commonly littered and have harmful impacts on our environment and wildlife.

“There are lots of ways we can avoid or minimise our use of plastics.

“We are keen to hear the community’s ideas around how we go about changing our behaviour to reduce our single-use plastics and packaging.”

Register online or call 9271 7166.