Learn how to cut your use of plastic

Sue Abbott, Peg Davies, Jac Keelan-Wake and Alex Wake talk about using less plastic.
Sue Abbott, Peg Davies, Jac Keelan-Wake and Alex Wake talk about using less plastic.

Mindarie Regional Council and the Quinns Rocks Environmental Group (QREG) will provide information about reducing use of disposable, single-use plastics at the free workshop next Thursday, June 19.

‘Disposable plastic wastes resources and impacts on our environment, particularly in the oceans and waterways,’ QREG spokesman David Wake said.

‘We can reduce our use of disposable plastics at home in many ways, such as how we purchase our goods we use at home and how we participate in the ‘throw-away society’.

‘The workshop is an opportunity to find out more about plastic pollution and practical ways to cut back on throw-away plastic products and packaging.’

Plastic Free July is a community campaign that promotes awareness of plastics and puts out the challenge to avoid any single-use plastic bags, straws, coffee cups and water bottles for the month.

The June 19 workshop will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the MRC administration centre at 1700 Marmion Avenue, Tamala Park.

It will include a film on the environmental impact of plastic and discussion and demonstration about alternatives to single use plastics, and a light meal.

For more details or to attend, call Peg Davies on 0422 941 492 or email pdavies@mrc.wa.gov.au.