Opportunities never wasted
PLASTIC Free July organiser Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is a State Government Waste Champion for her work at the Cottesloe-based Western Metropolitan Regional Council.
“This award will allow us to continue to highlight the need to develop recycling by people, business and governments, and may assist with legislating for initiatives like plastic bag bans in WA,” Ms Prince-Ruiz said.
Plastic Free July was established in 2005 and has since spread across Australia and to other countries.
Announcing the Infinity Awards for waste reduction recently, Environment Minister Albert Jacob said Plastic Free July and Ms Prince-Ruiz’s ‘Bring one, get one tree’ campaign showed her commitment to waste reduction.
“Rebecca has made a significant contribution to changing behaviour for reducing the use of plastics, through the use of quality data and social media with a global reach,” he said. In February, Ms Prince-Ruiz will use a Churchill Fellowship to investigate European waste reduction and promote Plastic Free July.
Nabilla Zayan and State Government Waste Champion Rebecca Prince-Ruiz.