The NSW Government’s ban on single use plastic rolls out
from today, 1 June, bringing the state into line with others across the country. Shops
will be no longer able to provide light-weight plastic bags with your purchase,
so if you’re not in the habit already, bring your own bags when you shop.
A ban on single-use plastics straws, cutlery, plates, bowls,
polystyrene, and other items like microbeads in products will follow on 1
The NSW Plastics Action Plan supports the Plastic Reduction
and Circular Economy Act 2021 which passed legislation in November 2021.
ZNET will be participating in plastic-free July, posting
challenges and tips on social media and looking at case studies which demonstrate
alternatives to plastic waste.
A film and discussion night on Tuesday 14 June (6pm at
McCrossins Mill) will look further into the circular economy.
A series of free Sew & Mend workshops support the community to play a role in reducing carbon emissions and tackling the issue of textile waste. Keep an eye out for upcoming repair workshops for furniture, tools and bikes in August!
Curtain Making: 4 June 2022
Sewing for Beginners: 11 June 2022
Mending made Easy: 25 June 2022
To book, email coordinator(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)zneturalla.org.au
or phone 0420 514 65.