Plastic Free July

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Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Plastic Free July isn’t about a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly, it is about millions of people doing zero-waste imperfectly. Even by eliminating one type of plastic from your daily routine, you can make a difference.

 

How you can take part in the challenge

  • Start by heading over to www.plasticfreejuly.org to take the Pesky Plastics Quiz and understand your current use of single-use plastic
  • Once you have identified which plastics you can #choosetorefuse from your daily life, join the challenge and make a plastic free July pledge

 

Events

Make your own beauty products

Beauty products: Join this hands-on Sustainability Trust workshop and make your own toothpaste, deodorant, sugar scrub, face toner and facial cleanser.
Please ensure that you bring 5 clean glass jars (old jam jars are perfect) or containers to take away your goodies with you.

Thursday 4th July 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Make your own beeswax wraps and snack bags

Did you know that EVERY bit of plastic ever made still exists? This practical workshop will help you discover how you can be part of the solution, by choosing litter-free lunches and avoiding daily plastics. Come and learn how to make your own beeswax wraps and reusable snack pouches.
Children over 5 welcome, as long as there is adult supervision for the duration of the workshop as it is necessary to use an iron.

Tuesday 9th July, 2.00pm – 3pm

Plastic In Our Water

Breanna (an ambassador of Refill NZ) will discuss the impact of single-use plastic on our environment and what she learnt cycling from Northland to Wellington. A fun and informative speech of about 30 minutes, this event is aimed towards children aged 5-15 with plenty of question and discussion time about the build-up of plastic in our environment and what we can do about it.

Wednesday 10th July, 2pm – 3pm

Make your own beeswax wraps and snack bags - Pinehaven Library

Did you know that EVERY bit of plastic ever made still exists? This practical workshop will help you discover how you can be part of the solution, by choosing litter-free lunches and avoiding daily plastics. Come and learn how to make your own beeswax wraps and reusable snack pouches.
Children over 5 welcome, as long as there is adult supervision for the duration of the workshop as it is necessary to use an iron.

Tuesday 16th July 10.30pm – 11.30pm

Plastic in our water (suitable for children) -  Pinehaven Library

Breanna (an ambassador of Refill NZ) will discuss the impact of single-use plastic on our environment and what she learnt cycling from Northland to Wellington. A fun and informative speech of about 30 minutes, this event is aimed towards children aged 5-15 with plenty of question and discussion time about the build-up of plastic in our environment and what we can do about it.

CANCELLED Thursday 18th July 11pm – 12pm

Make your own natural cleaners

Sustainability Trust are proud to present this Make Your Own Natural Cleaners workshop. Learn how to make your own sustainable non-toxic cleaning paste, laundry powder and dishwasher powder. On the night, you’ll make your own bench spray to take home. At this workshop we will cover the basic ingredients required for natural and non-toxic cleaning and how making our own products results in a safer and more sustainable home. Please bring along 5 small jars or containers to take samples of what you make home with you.

Thursday 18th July, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

 

Bookings are essential, spaces are limited to 30 people per session