City of Swan to hold green workshops

June 6, 2017 by  

Workshops promoting minimal plastic use will be held by the City of Swan this month.

The local government associated with the City of Swan wants residents to participate in Plastic Free July (PFJ). To that end, the authority is organising several June workshops, so it is likely to be note pads at the ready in Midland.

Mick Wainwright, local mayor, told The Advocate:

“Australians send one million tonnes of plastic to landfill each year and a single plastic bottle can take up to 450 years to break down. This is why it’s so important for us to start learning how to cut down the plastic we use every day.”

Mayor Wainwright pointed out that society has to be conscious of alternatives to excess plastic usage.

Lindsay Miles, a presenter, has been recruited to help with the workshops. She has been reducing her plastic consumption for five years, during which time she has cut back on plastic-based purchases and communicated her findings with others.

Miles has made her own shampoo, and used containers of her own at the supermarket. Further, she has thought about producing pet food herself. Her efforts have been influenced by the fact that recycling does not necessarily solve all the problems associated with the consumption of plastic.

There is limited space available on the workshops, so people have been encouraged to book in advance by visiting the Swan website.