SUNRAYSIA residents are being challenged to ditch single-use plastic this month as it was revealed six tonnes of the material is sent to Mildura Landfill each year.
Mildura councillor for environmental and farming sustainability Anthony Cirillo said this was an eye-opening figure given how light soft plastics are and being significant contaminants in residents’ kerbside recycling.
He has encouraged locals to join the Plastic Free July national initiative by avoiding single-use plastic for a day, a week or even a month.
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