Eurobodalla Council will hold pop-up stalls over the next month to celebrate World Environment Day on Tuesday 5 June.
Above: Eurobodalla residents are encouraged to review what they’re buying at the shops and learn how to reduce their environmental footprint this World Environment Day. Pictured is Council’s Heidi Thomson binning a plastic container for recycling.
At Batemans Bay’s Village Centre on Tuesday, Council will hold a stall in this year’s Environment Expo, with a focus on decreasing contamination in Eurobodalla recycling bins and reducing waste.
Staff will be on hand to answer any and all questions about recycling and to go through Council’s new-look Household Waste and Recycling Guide.
Residents can also take part in a “shopping trolley challenge” in which they review the contents of their trolley and learn how their environmental footprint can be reduced. Just by taking part in the challenge residents will receive a free reusable shopping bag and can choose one of a variety of other rewards, including beeswax wraps and reusable fruit and vegetable bags. They’ll also go in the draw to win a sustainable shopper prize pack.
The same stall will also be held in Narooma on Thursday 21 June and in Moruya on a date yet to be confirmed.
Council’s waste minimisation officer Adam Patyus said the stalls were timely given the major supermarkets’ ban of single-use plastic bags, which comes into effect on 1 July, and the Plastic Free July Campaign.
“World Environment Day highlights what we should all be doing every day and that is being as kind as we can to this beautiful part of the world we call home,” he said.
“We’re hoping to inspire people to really think about their shopping habits and how they can be improved and we’ll be demonstrating that reducing waste and recycling right at home can be just as convenient.
“Three simple and small changes can make such a big impact – bring your own reusable shopping bags, avoid excess packaging and buy goods in bulk where possible.”
The World Environment Day Expo will be held at Village Centre, Batemans Bay, from 9am-3pm. The expo will also feature reusable jute shopping bag giveaways, a free baby animal farm, a roaming King and Queen of Green, and information stalls.
Council’s pop-up stall in Narooma will be held on Thursday 21 June from 9-11am outside Woolworths.
For more information visit Council’s website www.esc.nsw.gov.au/wasteandrecycling