COUNCIL has called on Redlanders to trade plastic bags for more sustainable options as part of a new year campaign.
Mayor Karen Williams said the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre had launched an education campaign that showed residents how to make a difference to the environment by reducing waste.
“While we do make a difference individually, collectively the impact is so much greater and we should all do our part in making Redlands more sustainable,” she said.
“Redlands waterways, both fresh and marina, are so important to our lifestyle and the ecosystem in which we all live work and play, and there is substantial evidence of the danger plastics pose to these environments.”
Councillor Murray Elliott said small changes to every day habits made a large difference to reducing the overall plastic footprint in the Redlands.
Environment and education service manager Pippa Donaldson said we needed to collectively reduce our use of single use plastics by using refillable drink bottles, taking a reusable cup when we bought coffee, choosing a drink without a plastic straw and making sure we separated and disposed of plastics in the correct recycle bins.
Ms Donaldson said people could visit IndigiScapes and listen to expert speakers talk about how to make the change to improved habits.