Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
Dr Jeff Seadon, waste management expert from the School of Future Environments, said New Zealand produces three and a half million tonnes of waste a year, which increases each year.
“We’re looking at a combined effort to ensure we use our resources in the best way possible,” he said.
“Manufacturers need to reduce their waste or make sure it has a pathway back to into the circular economy, and consumers need to think about how they can avoid using single-use plastics in their daily life.”
AUT staff and students have come together to go plastic-free this July. Get their top tips for reducing plastic all year round, including:
AUT cafes use compostable packaging and offer a 10% discount when you bring your keep cup, or a 50c discount on salads at #newsfeed and hot meals at Refuel and KaiFe when you bring your own container.
Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?