Plastic Free July 2021

Plastic Free July challenge taken up by more than 3 million Australians

Plastic Free July® helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. This helps to ensure we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities by choosing to refuse single-use plastics. Last year more than 300 million people globally participated.

Local Councils across Australia are taking the Plastic Free July Challenge, reducing their own plastic use and connecting homes, workplaces, schools and business to spread solutions to plastic pollution.


As a Council Member, Dubbo Regional Council is supporting our community to choose to refuse single-use plastics directly, and doing our part to alleviate the recycling crisis, reducing landfill waste, and mitigating the effects of climate change.


Within Council, we're pledging to make a difference by being more conscious about what plastics we use and encouraging staff to think about their plastic packaging when bringing their lunches to work.


The Plastic Free July Challenge provides resources and ideas to help participants (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste everyday at home, work, school and in the community.


Are you ready to join the Dubbo Regional Council community in taking the Plastic Free July challenge?

It can be as easy as picking one single-use plastic item to avoid or swap for a reusable alternative. 

Many people choose to avoid the Top 4 single-use plastics:

  • Take-away coffee cups
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic straws
  • Water bottles. 

Some ‘go for gold’ and try to eliminate all single-use plastics for a month. It's popular to form or join a group to take the challenge together. This could be the start of a life-changing experience for you, your family, your colleagues or your local school.

How to get involved (for free!) in six easy steps

  1. Register for the challenge. Participants receive weekly tips to help them to keep motivated, and enjoy stories from others around the world who are reducing plastic in their lives
  2. Take the Pesky Plastics Quiz to find some popular ideas to reduce plastic waste
  3. Ask us for posters for your workplace, school or local businesses – or download some now.
  4. Read inspiring stories of what others do

The Plastic Free July website is a great place to get inspiration and support, and to share your tips, ideas and experiences.

Dubbo Regional Council is a proud Plastic Free Council Challenge member.

Check out the picture below to give you some ideas about how you can reduce your plastic use:


Last Edited: 29 Nov 2021

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