Join a collective of passionate community change-makers to help turn the tide on plastic this Plastic Free July.
Single-use plastics play havoc in our environment, clogging our coastline, harming wildlife and threatening our health. ABC's War on Waste and #BantheBag campaign have shone a spotlight on the topic nationally. This July we're bringing you a local flavour of activities to get stuck into, to reduce single-use plastic in our 'hood. We are hoping to see plastic-free living become second nature...
Your Plastic Free July event partners: Blue Bondi Green, Happy Fish, Plastic Free Bronte, Responsible Runners, Seaside Scavenge, Tangaroa Blue, Take3, Transition Bondi, Underwater Research Group and Waverley Council. #plasticfreejuly #banthebag #secondnatureimin
- TUESDAY 27 JUNE - PLASTIC-FREE DIY SKIN CARE ALTERNATIVES (SOLD OUT)
6-8pm - Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre, Waverley Park
Seaside Scavenge is teaming up with Waverley Council to host a Free DIY skincare talk and demo. Aside from clearing your plastic-filled cupboards and cutting back on what ends up in landfill, this is a fun way to save $$$, become self-sufficient and know exactly what’s going on your body. After all, skin is the biggest organ we have so if you can’t eat it, it shouldn’t be on your skin.
For details and to register: Plastic-Free Skin Care
- SUNDAY 2 JULY - FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
3-5pm (arrive 2.30pm), Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Bondi Beach
Watch the multi award-winning festival-fave funny documentary The Clean Bin Project about zero-waste living. Plus hear from an expert panel of speakers representing industry, scientific research and real life zero-waste crusaders on the ins and outs of plastic pollution and ways to kick the plastic habit at home and at work.
There will be delicious nibbles, lucky door prizes and the bar will be open! Stay around afterwards for a chat.
Tickets: $10 online (Children under 15 are free)
Get your tickets online today - Family-friendly event!
- SUNDAY 9 JULY - BONDI BEACH CLEAN-UP WITH RESPONSIBLE RUNNERS
12.30pm - Bondi Beach (meet on steps Bondi Pavilion)
Join Responsible Runners and Bondi's local environmental groups as we tackle the plastic waste issue - HANDS ON!
This year there will be prizes donated by local businesses with winners for most rubbish collected, most cigarette butts and weirdest item. Meet at Bondi Pavillion steps at 12:30pm for briefing where we will have a small discussion, split into groups and begin the clean up. We will regroup at 1:30 for data collection and announce the winners shortly after.
Bring: A hat, some sunscreen and your funniest mate!
Families absolutely welcome.
- SUNDAY 9 JULY - BRONTE BEACH CLEAN-UP WITH PLASTIC FREE BRONTE
12.30pm - meet at the Bogey Hole swimming hole at Bronte Beach.
Bring the hat, gloves, collection bags.
- THURSDAY 20 JULY - TRANSITION BONDI FILM AND CELEBRATION
- SATURDAY 29 JULY - TOTE PAINTING MARKET POP-UP STALL
9am - 1pm, Bondi Farmers Market, Bondi Beach Public School
Come down and say hello at out market pop-up stall with Blue Bondi Green and Plastic Free Bronte, create your own reusable tote bag, make a pledge to be plastic free for cool giveaways, plus go into the draw to win a whizz-bang plastic-free kit for living with less impact! You can also chat to some of our local community change-makers.
- READ THE BLOG: A-Z of living plastic-free
Check our A-Z list of simple ways that we can all try to curb our plastic addiction every day, even beyond July.
Thanks for making plastic-free living second nature...
Photo credit: Collette Reynolds, Last Straw Bronte