Message from the Mayor 3 August 2022

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Message from the Mayor 3 August 2022

Published 3 August 2022

A welcome sustainability initiative

Sustainability, reducing our emissions and protecting the environment is a key priority for Woollahra Council, so it was a pleasure to help launch a fantastic new sustainable initiative at Woolworths in Double Bay.

Woolworths has partnered with Pact Group to boost circular packaging, which could see up to 18,000 tonnes of new plastics recycled into more sustainable food packaging. The scheme will use recycled plastic to make more sustainable packaging for products like milk bottles and meat trays, drawing from plastic collected from household recycling and container deposit schemes – a great result for the environment.

With Adrian Cullen, Woolworths Head of Circular Packaging Solutions, Pact Group CEO Sanjay Dayal, NSW Environment Minister James Griffin, Rob McCartney, Woolworths Director of Format and Network Development and Gabrielle Upton, Member for Vaucluse.

Sign up for free lettuce

Given the current lettuce shortage and skyrocketing prices, why not try growing your own? We have partnered with our friends at Grow It Local to provide easy-to-grow organic lettuce seeds selected by chef Paul West, and access to some handy how to grow videos.

Free seed packages delivered direct to your door are available to the first 100 Woollahra residents, businesses, schools and community organisations to register via Grow It Local.

Celebrate Local Government Week with us

This Local Government Week (1-7 August) we’re hosting a range of great events, from an art workshop at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf to Mini Makers, Story and Rhyme Time for kids at our libraries, plus the launch of our 2022/23 Grants Program and the Woollahra Garden Awards. Visit Local Government Week for full details.

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