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Most plastic pollution comes from littering or overflowing bins, trucks and events, eventually becoming ‘accidental litter’. When it rains, litter goes down the drain, through stormwater pipes and out to sea. Over a long period of time, this plastic pollution breaks into smaller pieces (it never breaks down) and eventually becomes micro plastic, which pollutes our oceans and kills marine life.

Council is dedicated to a plastic free Northern Beaches and deliver a number of initiatives to reduce single use plastics.

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Keep up to date about events and activities Council is running to reduce single use plastic. Subscribe to Council’s newsletters.

Be a plastic free winner this Christmas

Avoid single use plastics such as decorations, balloons, plastic wrapping paper, plates and cutlery this Christmas and be in the running to win one of five $50 vouchers!

Get crafty and make your own sustainable decorations, wrapping or gifts that will last for years to come.

Enter via Facebook or email your best plastic free Christmas pics to plasticfree@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au by Tuesday 18 December.

Entries will be judged on their sustainability and how beautiful and festive they are. Winners will be notified and names will posted here and on Facebook.

Swap this for that

‘Swap this for that’ encourages the community to refuse single use plastic bags, bottles, straws and coffee cups and use sustainable alternatives

Water Fountains

You can fill up your reusable bottle while you are out and about - no need to buy a disposable water bottle

Other Council Initiatives

Council is dedicated to a plastic free Northern Beaches. See our initiatives to reduce single use plastics.

Community Initiatives

Council supports community groups working to reduce single use plastics

School Initiatives

Schools are reducing single use plastics in many ways - helping students to positively impact our environment.

Plastic Free July

Let’s create a world without waste, choose to refuse single-use during Plastic Free July and beyond!

Plastic Free Parties

Having a party without using single use plastics might seem daunting, but it’s easy to do if you follow our simple tips.