Thursday, 5 July 2018
Plastic Free July
Following TropEco's successful morning tea to launch Plastic-Free July, the Cairns Library has created a display to showcase a range of current resources and environmentally-friendly alternatives to common plastic items (You can join in Townsville's Plastic Free Morning Tea on Wednesday 11 July).
Plastic Free July is an international initiative to drastically reduce plastic waste and improve recycling. While going completely plastic-free may be a near-impossibility, July is a time to increase our awareness of the 'throw-away mentality' and focus on replacing single-use plastics with reusable and preferably compostable alternatives. Changing basic but frequently used items such as straws, coffee cups, bags, plastic wraps and take-away containers can make a significant difference to the health of the environment and future generations. See our display for suggestions and explore many more ways to live cleaner and greener at the Plastic Free July website.
To dig even deeper, check out our library resources on the effects of plastic waste and plastic-free living.