Perth blogger shares her tips ahead of the July 1 plastic bag ban

Waste consultant and sustainability educator Lindsay Miles. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au   d484228
Waste consultant and sustainability educator Lindsay Miles. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d484228

AFTER six years plastic-free, sustainability blogger Lindsay Miles is excited to see the movement gather momentum in the lead up to the July 1 bag ban.

“I feel like everyone’s talking about it; the waste conversation is growing,” she said.

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The Lathlain resident took part in her first Plastic Free July in 2012, and started her Treading My Own Path blog in 2013 to share her tips and tricks.

She now leads waste education sessions with councils and works with state government and businesses.

Ms Miles said the start of her Plastic Free July outing was difficult, but by day 31 the small changes had become second nature.

She had a number of tips for everyone ahead of the July 1 changeover.

“The best type of bags from a carbon footprint perspective are PET recycled bags; otherwise, whichever ones are made well that you’ll use,” she said.

“Put your bags in a strategic location, put a note on your door or in your wallet.”

Ms Miles said there are solutions everywhere for plastic alternatives.

“So many things are easy to switch,” she said.