Plastic bottles, bags, straws and food wrapping are often thrown away without a second thought. But did you know that some of these items can remain in the environment for up to 600 years? It’s estimated there will be more plastic than fish in our waters by 2050. This plastic obsession is taking over the planet and harming our environment.
Local sustainability group, Transition Town Kalamunda, is focussed on quashing this obsession and creating a more eco-friendly future. To help get the community on board, the group will be partnering with the City of Kalamunda to present free information sessions on reducing single-use plastic consumption.
Mayor John Giardina said, “When it comes to the environment, it’s important we all do our part. However, changing old habits or knowing exactly what to do can sometimes be tricky. These sessions will provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to know to reduce plastic waste in your home or business.”
“Plastic’s NOT Fantastic Information Sessions” will run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday 5 June at Forrestfield Library and Tuesday 19 June at Lesmurdie Library. Attendees are also encouraged to take part in the Plastic Free July Challenge, which helps raise awareness of plastic waste by encouraging people to eliminate single-use plastic throughout July.
Book your free spot at one of the “Plastic’s Not Fantastic” sessions online or contact 9257 9999. More information on Transition Town Kalamunda and the Plastic Free July Challenge can be found on the group’s Facebook page.