Event aims to make plastic use all washed up

Presbyterian Ladies’ College students Annelise Willis and Erin Carlton wash up outside with the washup kit, which can be loaned to community organisations to save plastic going into the environment. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d421720
Presbyterian Ladies’ College students Annelise Willis and Erin Carlton wash up outside with the washup kit, which can be loaned to community organisations to save plastic going into the environment. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d421720

Presbyterian Ladies’ College students and staff have been attending an Earth Carer course in the lead-up to July.

PLC service co-ordinator Tracey Bahen said they had been taking part in various activities including worm farming, composting, ‘nude lunch boxes’ and rubbish auditing.

‘With the end of term approaching, the PLC community prepares for the Plastic Free July program that the school promotes each year as part of their environment service action,’ Ms Bahen said.

Plastic Free July aims to challenge people to cut their consumption of single-use plastic during July, with this year’s focus on plastic bottles, straws, plastic bags and takeaway coffee containers.

For every takeaway coffee sold in a reusable cup at 14 participating Perth cafes during July, a native shrub will be planted in the region, as part of the campaign’s Bring One, Get One Tree initiative.

To register for the Plastic July Challenge or for more information, visit www.plasticfreejuly.org.

Locals can also learn more by attending the Plastic Free July event at Subi Farmers Market on Saturday, July 5.