Reducing Single Use Plastic

 Sutherland Shire Council is committed to eliminating the use of single use plastics through its operating procedures, events and daily practices.

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With just a little bit of planning, you too can choose reusable options and reduce single use plastics.  “Single use plastics” are disposable plastic items such as straws, balloons, bags, sachets, cutlery and food and drink packaging intended to be used once and then discarded.

The following tips will get you started with reducing your single use plastics:

  1. Bring your own reusable bags when you go shopping
  2. Take your cup to the coffee shop and refuse takeaway coffee cups
  3. Say no to plastic cutlery and straws
  4. Bring your own drink bottle and lunch box
  5. Choose products with less plastic packaging
  6. Use reusable wraps and containers in the kitchen to store food
  7. Use non plastic alternatives - e.g bamboo toothbrush
  8. Buy second hand. 

Plastic Free Cronulla

Plastic Free July

Residents can also challenge themselves to try Plastic Free July and see how small changes can make a big difference.  The campaign started as an office initiative in 2011 in Perth and now has millions of participants across more than 150 countries worldwide today.

By accepting the challenge you will be attempting to reduce your single-use plastic during July.

To sign up to challenge, see the Plastic Free July website.

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Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to Waste Services on or wasteinfo@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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