Plas­tic’s Not Fan­tas­tic Ses­sions

Kalamunda Reporter - - Kalamunda View -

Plas­tic bot­tles, bags, straws and food wrap­ping are of­ten thrown away with­out a sec­ond thought. But did you know that some of th­ese items can re­main in the en­vi­ron­ment for up to 600 years? It’s es­ti­mated there will be more plas­tic than fish in our wa­ters by 2050. This plas­tic ob­ses­sion is tak­ing over the planet and harm­ing our en­vi­ron­ment.

Lo­cal sus­tain­abil­ity group, Tran­si­tion Town Kala­munda, is fo­cussed on quash­ing this ob­ses­sion and cre­at­ing a more eco-friendly fu­ture. To help get the com­mu­nity on board, the group will be part­ner­ing with the City of Kala­munda to present free in­for­ma­tion ses­sions on re­duc­ing sin­gle-use plas­tic con­sump­tion. “Plas­tic’s NOT Fan­tas­tic In­for­ma­tion Ses­sions” will run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Tues­day 5 June at For­rest­field Li­brary and Tues­day 19 June at Les­mur­die Li­brary.

At­ten­dees are also en­cour­aged to take part in the Plas­tic Free July Chal­lenge, which helps raise aware­ness of plas­tic waste by en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to elim­i­nate sin­gle-use plas­tic through­out July.

To book your free spot at one of the ses­sions visit www.kala­munda.wa.gov.au/events or con­tact 9257 9999. More in­for­ma­tion on Tran­si­tion Town Kala­munda and the Plas­tic Free July Chal­lenge can be found on the group’s Face­book page.

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