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25 June, 2021

Take the plastic-free challenge

DO you think you could go an entire month without using single-use plastic? Or perhaps just start simple by choosing a single thing to cut out, like straws, plastic bags, or bottled water?

It may seem impossible to give up purchasing your favourite products which come plastic-wrapped, but there are alternatives to almost all of them, and Plastic Free July is a great opportunity to experiment and find out just how easy it is to make small changes.

Plastic Free July is a global initiative which provides resources and ideas to help people reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and even their local café.

Sea Shepherd Australia is inviting Cairns locals to kick off and celebrate Plastic Free July with an intimate screening of their eye-opening film “Untrashing Djulpan,” to be held at the Salt House on Thursday, July 1.

Watching the tons of plastic waste choking what should be pristine beaches at Djulpan in North East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory is a jarring call to action about our collective plastic addiction.

The film details Sea Shepherd’s collaboration with the Dhimurru Indigenous Rangers to clean up the Djulpan beaches, while calling for humanity to stem the tide of single-use plastic which is driving this problem.

Guest speakers from Sea Shepherd, the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre and Parley for the Oceans will talk about the impact of plastic debris and some of the innovative projects they are undertaking to address the issue.

Importantly, guest speaker Helen Reilly from ‘Plastic Free Cairns’ will offer practical tips, options and alternatives to help people and businesses on their journeys to become single-use plastic-free!

Sea Shepherd will also be holding a raffle of amazing prizes thanks to local sponsors.

Tickets are $5 and limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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