Plastic Free July is an important movement for this time, an environmental crafter says.
The global environmental movement empowers people to choose to refuse single-use plastics.
"For a lot of people, it kicks them into gear and shows them how much plastic they are using in their home and hopefully educates them on what they can do in the future to make sure they don't contribute that much waste to landfill," Ms Simmonds said about Plastic Free July.
The workshop promoted a low waste lifestyle and armed participants with information about how to reuse items in their homes.
Participants learnt how to conduct a home audit and a bin audit and then swap out items for reusable solutions or eliminate them altogether.
They also made reusable fruit and vegetable bags.
"Swapping out plastic bags for these vegetable bags is a great step towards lowering that waste," Ms Simmonds said.
Port Macquarie's Pauline Cain has signed up to Plastic Free July for the third time.
"I think it's important we all make some steps towards a more sustainable life," she said.
Ms Cain tailors her buying habits around a bid to have a plastic free household.
She hasn't used cling wrap for at least five years.
The kitchen and bathroom posed the biggest challenges, Ms Cain said.
"I do live a fairly plastic free lifestyle but it slips back if you are not conscious about it," she said.
Ms Cain attended the workshop to pick up more tips and be part of a community.
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