Managing waste wisely

Plastic Free July is now a book!

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, in collaboration with Joanna Atherfold Finn, take readers on an inspiring plastic-free journey in her new book, Plastic Free – The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters. 

This incredible book tells the story of how a simple community initiative grew into one of the world’s most successful environmental movements.

To coincide with the book’s launch and Plastic Free July, the Western Metropolitan Regional Council is hosting a special book talk and signing with the one and only Rebecca Prince-Ruiz on July 8 at The Grove Library, Peppermint Grove.

“I’m really looking forward to sharing Plastic Free at The Grove Library as this is where the remarkable story of Plastic Free July began.” says co-author and co-founder of the Plastic Free Foundation, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz.

“From 40 people involved with the Western Metropolitan Regional Council in 2011 to 250 million people in 177 countries, we’ve individually and collectively had a global impact on plastic pollution, just by choosing to refuse single use plastics.”

“It’s incredible to reflect on the significant impact Plastic Free July has had on the local and global community since its humble beginnings at the WMRC.” WMRC CEO Stefan Frodsham says.

“The WMRC commends Rebecca on her amazing achievements in mobilizing the community, both near and far, to recognise where and how we can individually make a difference to our environment by reducing our use of single-use plastics. We wish her every success with this book and beyond.”

A special public book launch and signing with Rebecca will be held Wednesday 8 July, 6.30-7.30pm at the Grove Library, Peppermint Grove in conjunction with Collins Booksellers Cottesloe. Spaces to attend are limited and can be booked through Eventbrite. Cost is $5 + booking fee or $30 + booking fee with a signed copy of Plastic Free. Additional copies of Plastic Free will be available for purchase on the night.

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