Plastic Free July 2019

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge​

With Plastic Free July 2019 coinciding with the official ban of single use plastic bags by retailers why not think about what other single use plastics you could do without and join the Plastic Free July Challenge.

The Plastic Free July Challenge is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution.

All you need to do is go to and click on the "Yes! I will take the challenge!" link where you find heaps of resources and ideas to reduce single-use plastics waste every day at home, work, school or wherever else you happen to be. 

Council will also be holding a series of Plastic Free July and other workshops where people can learn to reduce their use of single-use plastics and learn other waste minimisation skills.

These include Boomerang Bags making reusable bags out of donated fabric, sustainable sewing workshops where you can choose to make baby beanies out of merino off-cuts donated by Opus Fresh Apparel plus workshops on Cooking from Scratch and making beeswax wraps and no sew bags.

For details on any of these see the menu on the left of this page or contact Ruapehu Waste Minimisation Educator Emily 07 895 8188 or 027 203 1247.


Page reviewed: 02 Jul 2019 9:11am