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Plastic Free July is almost here!

We’re gearing up for an entire month of celebrating all things plastic free during the worldwide Plastic Free July Campaign.

Interested in taking part? All you have to do is ‘choose to refuse’ single use plastics for a month (or longer), and you’re automatically an eco-warrior!
Want to get started?

  • Bring a reusable coffee cup to campus, and make the most of the BYO cup discounts on offer
  • Bring your lunch from home and swap out plastic cling film for a reusable beeswax wrap or a container. Or, if you’re buying food on campus, bring a plate or bowl from your flat and avoid using that takeaway box!
  • Take your own bags to get your groceries – and don’t forget smaller bags for loose produce
  • Drink loose leaf tea – did you know tea bags contain plastic?
  • Don’t forget your reusable water bottle too!
  • Already got those covered? Why not try some simple swaps at home – like switching your plastic toothbrush to a bamboo one, or giving solid shampoo bars a go!

Want some more help?

We’ve got a whole bunch of plastic free activities planned next month to help you along the way, including a DIY zero waste workshop, student bloggers sharing their experiences about going plastic free on campus, and heaps of awesome plastic free giveaways over on our Facebook page!

Join us for a month (or more) of ditching single use plastics for good!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page during July for event updates and those giveaways – you don’t want to miss them.

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. This is part of our contribution to Plastic Free July, where we encourage our UC community quit single use plastics for the month. For more information and tips, see the Plastic Free July website.

 

Clothes Swap this Friday!

Don’t forget, UC Sustainability are holding a clothes swap this Friday 24th May, and you’re invited!

As part of our contribution to Fashion Revolution Week, we’re inviting you to ditch fast fashion, and swap not shop!

Clothes swaps are fun, easy, free and second hand threads are the most socially and environmentally friendly fashion statement you can make. Clear out your wardrobes, and bring in up to five good quality, pre-loved items of clothing to our swap. The best part? You then get to fill your wardrobe back up again with someone else’s treasures!

What: Campus Clothes Swap

When: Friday 24th May, 12pm – 2pm

Where: Undercroft 101

What to bring: Up to five items of pre-loved clothing, and a reusable bag for carrying your ‘new’ clothes home! You’re welcome to drop your clothes off in Undercroft 101 from 11am onwards – or bring them along to our film night on Thursday evening.

For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

See you there!

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. This event is part of our Rethink your Wardrobe series, where we encourage our UC community to ask “who made my clothes?” For more information, see the Fashion Revolution website.