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Be Fantastic. Cut Single-Use Plastic! Sustainable Solutions Expo

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Ryde Civic Hall

1 Devlin St

Ryde, NSW 2112

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What is single-use plastic?

Single-use plastics are disposable items that are typically used once for a few minutes before being thrown away, such as bags, bottles, straws, disposable cup, and containers.

Why is it a problem?

It is estimated that at least eight million tonnes of plastic flows into the ocean from rivers, lakes and stormwater runoff, annually. This is equivalent to emptying of one garbage truck of rubbish into the ocean every minute. At least 80% of this plastic pollution comes from land-based sources flowing through drains and into local waterways and oceans via stormwater runoff.

Single-use plastics are polluting the waterways, parks and bush lands as well as landfill, and as a community we need to do more to reduce our single-use plastic footprint.

City of Ryde Council introduced the Reduce Single-Use Plastic policy on the 30th April 2019 and has become the first Council in Australia to adopt a ‘Zero Litter to Waterways’ target by 2030.

Council is currently implementing their ‘Be Fantastic! Cut Single-Use Plastic’, education program to empower communities and businesses to go single-use plastic free.

How can you make a change?

Do you want to make the change to sustainable packaging for your business, but not sure how to implement a holistic solution?

Are you interested in saving money by reducing waste?

Would you like some tips on how to empower change with your staff and customers?

Join us on Thursday 7 November to have the opportunity to connect with others in the community to share stories on your plastic-free journey. City of Ryde has put together simple how-to-guides to help you be more sustainable. Come along to the launch of business and community toolkits and learn how to integrate the skills in your business.

Suppliers, innovators and change – makers will all be under the one roof at Civic Hall opposite Top Ryde Shopping Centre in Ryde.

  • Free toolkits of how-to change from single-use plastic items for businesses and communities
  • Access to various suppliers so you can see and feel the products to find the best for your business
  • Communication tips for positive engagement with customers and supply chain conversations
  • Lucky door prize. Food platters and drink on arrival.

Date: Thursday 7 November 2019

Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Location: Civic Hall, 1 Devlin Street, Ryde

Who: This expo is suitable for all who live in the City of Ryde local government area

Cost: FREE

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