The City of Fremantle is a proud Plastic Free Council Challenge member, through membership by the Resource Recovery Group.
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. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
By participating, we're supporting the community to choose to refuse single-use plastics directly and helping to create cleaner communities, alleviating the recycling crisis, reducing landfill waste and mitigating the effects of climate change.
The Plastic Free July challenge provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and even at your local café. Ready to take the Plastic Free July challenge?
How you can participate
Pledge now to reduce your use! Join 250 million people worldwide taking positive action to reduce waste and single-use plastics this July:
- Take the challenge
- Look at some popular ideas to reduce plastic waste
- Read inspiring stories of what others do
If you are just starting out, focus on the Top 4 single-use plastics - takeaway coffee cups, plastic shopping bags, plastic straws, and water bottles. Or go for gold and try to eliminate all single-use plastics for a month.
Form or join a group to take the challenge together. This could be the start of a life-changing experience for you, your family, and your colleagues.
Choose reusable cups at participating cafés
A key initiative for Plastic Free July in 2022 was a three-month trial of reusable takeaway coffee cups at a number of Fremantle cafés.
Patrons were able to choose their drinks to be served in a single-use cup or a reusable cup from participating cafés, with the only obligation on the customer to rinse out the reusable cup and bring it back. The participating cafes were:
- Piccolo Café
- Breaks on High Street
- Moore and Moore on Henry Street
- Parlapa on William Street
- Quasimodos on Phillimore Street
- The Freo Merchant at Victoria Quay
- Cool Beans on Riverside Road
- Plymptons on Hubble Street
- Eugenes Pizzeria on George Street.
The trial, conducted in partnership with Our Kinds, the City of Fremantle, the Town of East Fremantle and Fremantle Ports and the Department of Communities, aimed to reduce the estimated 190 million single-use coffee cups used in WA alone each year that end up as landfill or litter.
We have become the first local government in Australia to formally declare July as Plastic Free July. Read our media release.