Upcycling workshop in Clarkson focuses on plastic waste

Mindarie Regional Council waste education officer Peg Davies.
Mindarie Regional Council waste education officer Peg Davies.

PEOPLE can learn how to turn plastic bottles into potted plants at Catalina estate’s second annual Environment Day.

The Clarkson estate is supporting the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign by teaching people how to convert unwanted plastic bottles during a free school holiday activity in the community garden from 10am to noon on Sunday, July 8.

Anyone can attend, and participants should bring a clean and empty plastic bottle or unwanted ceramic mug from home.

Other materials will be provided by the developer and event partners, Mindarie Regional Council and Face Your Waste.

There will also be a free hot soup lunch and participants will receive reusable shopping bags to use as major grocery retailers move towards eradicating single use plastic bags.

“This upcycling activity is part of discovering the many ways that we can help combat plastic pollution in our everyday lives,” Satterley’s community development manager Amy Blundell said.

“Not only is it designed to be a free, fun school holiday activity, but it’s about encouraging people to ‘Face Your Waste’ and rethink what they send to landfill.”

The Catalina Community Garden is located at 41-43 Aviator Boulevard in Clarkson, with parking next door at the sales office.

Catalina is being developed by the Tamala Park Regional Council, which comprises of the cities of Joondalup, Perth, Stirling, Vincent and Wanneroo and the towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park.