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Plastic Free July

Council is encouraging the community to embrace the Plastic Free July challenge.

Plastic Free July is a global movement that began in Western Australia and now has millions of participants worldwide. It challenges people to give up single-use plastic for the month of July.

Council is running a photo competition, asking community members to show how they are going plastic free this July.

The competition runs for the month of July and participants need to use the hashtag #plasticfreewangaratta to enter. People can enter as many times as they like.

The prize for the best plastic free photo will be a hamper of sustainable alternatives to plastic, including a bamboo toothbrush, stainless steel drinking straws, bamboo clothes pegs, stainless steel water bottle, beeswax wraps, Boomerang Bags and organic soap berries, recycled aluminium foil.

For more information on Plastic Free July visit

Photo Competition terms and conditions:

The photo competition runs from 1 - 31 July 2018. To enter, participants must post an image showing a way they are going plastic free for Plastic Free July. Participants must use the hashtag #plasticfreewangaratta on Facebook or Instagram. The winner of the competition will be decided by a panel of three Council officers. Council staff and their families and Councillors are not eligible to win the prize. The winner will be contacted on social media.

Community Event

Waste Wise Wangaratta will hold a "Clean up Our Creeksides" day on Sunday, 1 July 2018 from 11am to 1pm.

Meet at Batchelor's Green. A barbecue lunch (meat and vego) will be provided.

Please bring your own gloves and reusable water bottle.



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