Ditch the plastic bag
Be prepared! Keep a few reusable bags in your car, at work and in your handbag (there are even purse-sized bags for emergencies!) Or, if you’re planning a bigger shop – why not take a few cardboard boxes? You’ll be surprised how much you’ll be able to fit, and as a bonus, you’ll get a great arm workout! 

Say goodbye to the plastic drink bottle and get creative
Avoiding single-use plastic water bottles is easy—by remembering and carrying your own reusable alternative. Many people find it helps to keep it handy in their work bag, gym bag, or car, so it’s always accessible. Consider repurposing an existing bottle such as a passata jar or opting for stainless steel or glass bottles for a healthier choice.

If you ever forget to bring your water bottle, don’t panic. You can find a fountain around our beautiful city or purchase a glass bottle of water and reuse it. Last year, Plastic Free July participants from around the world together avoided 240 million kgs of plastic!

Keep your coffee green
As more people realise single-use cups aren’t readily recycled, it’s getting easier to avoid them. Up your cup game too – either bring your own reusable cup, borrow or swap a cup from some cafés, or take ten minutes and enjoy your favourite cuppa there. 

Help make a difference to avoid the billions of single-use cups that end up in landfill and litter each year, by simply: