Plastic Free July

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A hand reaching down to pick up plastic bottles from the sand

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. Anyone can get involved, and you can start out small or really challenge yourself – find out what you can do by clicking here and visiting the Plastic Free July website.

Each year, 90 billion tonnes of primary materials are extracted and used globally for plastics. Only nine per cent is recycled, with economic, social, environmental and health impacts such 14 million tonnes of microplastics littering the seafloor. CSIRO’s Indo-Pacific Plastics Innovation Network (IPPIN) supports entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific transform plastic problems into profitable and sustainable solutions. This work is part of CSIRO’s Ending Plastic Waste Mission, which has a goal of an 80 per cent reduction in plastic waste entering the Australian environment by 2030.

Find out more about Plastic Free July ® by clicking here.

As part of the CFA Standards Project, Consumers Federation of Australia (CFA) engages with these issues by supporting a representative to Standards Australia technical committees such as EV-021 Environmental management and EV-022 Circular economy. Technical committees develop standards, documents that set out specifications, procedures and guidelines, and mean that consumers can have confidence that products and services they use are safe, reliable and of good quality. CFA representatives play a critical role ensuring the impact on consumers is always a central part of committee considerations, find out how you can get involved by contacting