Parklands joins Plastic Free July

Parklands joins Plastic Free July

Posted: 07 July 2016

Parklands Albury Wodonga has signed up for Plastic Free July this year, and is learning all about sustainable alternatives to 'single use' plastics in the process. 

We believe strongly in recycling and already re-purpose or re-use items like treeguards and seedling containers as many times as we can. This month will be an interesting test of where single use plastic creeps in to our system - and how to either stop it or re-use it.

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems and amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives and challenges people to do something about it. You can sign up for a day, a week or the whole month and try to refuse ALL single-use plastic or try the TOP 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups and straws.

By 2050 its estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans. Most comes from land and was was once in our hands. Refuse single-use plastic and together lets keep our oceans clean. Join over 40,000 people, schools and organisations from 90 countries and let those same hands be part of the solution.

Sign up at http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

A few examples of re-use and re-purposing at the Parklands depot...

Corflute treeguards will be re-used...
These plastic drums have been re-purposed for moving sand and mixing concrete...
These Hiko trays will be re-used many, many times.