Plastic-free July is an annual challenge that helps millions of people and businesses around the world reduce their reliance on plastic waste. At Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island – where residents are vigilant in collecting plastics washed up from overseas – it’s a case of best practice starts at home.

At Capella Lodge on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island we see the impacts of single-use plastics on our natural environment every day. We’re dedicated climate action activists and are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our environmental footprint. In the spirit of sharing, here are five handy hints for us all to try this July: