Plastic Free July

John XXIII College are taking part in Plastic Free July. Every Friday in July will be a Plastic Free Friday.

Encourage your friends and family to all get involved. Let's all embrace the challenge for Plastic Free July!

The Challenge

The challenge is quite simple. Attempt to consume no single-use plastic during July (on Fridays at least!)

"Single-use" includes plastic shopping bags, plastic cups, straws, plastic packaging... basically anything that's intended only to be used once and then sent to landfill. If refusing ALL single-use plastic sounds too daunting this time, try the TOP 4 challenge… straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles &coffee cup lids.

Why we should participate

Australians send 1 million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill each year. Do your part to make a change. Why use something for a few seconds that is going to spend the rest of your life trying to break down in landfill? We really need to change our habits.

For more information and tips on how to achieve best results in this challenge please see the PFJ website,

Get outside and grow

Schools Tree Day Sunday 28th July

If you can contribute some sustainable ideas or suggestions for the College please feel free to email me

Let's work together to make a noticeable improvement in the area of sustainability at John XXIII College.

Linda Reilly (Kiernan)
Sustainability Coordinator