What is “Plastic Free July”? + some easy tips to get started
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. By making small changes together, we can make a tremedous impact that results in cleaner streets, oceans, and communities. In July 2019 alone, an estimated 250 million people across the globe took part in the challenge to say no to single-use plastics for the month of July. You making a small change will collectively make a massive difference.
So how do you get started? You can start out small, or really challenge yourself!
We’ve pulled 10 of our favourite tips from the Plastic Free Foundation below:
Takeaway coffee cups
Bring a reusable coffee cup or dine-in at your local café.
Fruit & vegetables
Find plastic-free alternatives when buying fruit & veggies.
Refuse plastic straws when buying a drink & BYO reusable alternative!
Plastic water bottles
BYO reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic ones.
At the bakery
Plan ahead & avoid pre-packed bread, rolls & baked goods.
Meat, fish & deli
Avoid the plastic trays used for meat, fish and deli items.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The three R’s for a better planet – reduce, reuse, recycle.
Swap liquid soap for bar soaps and avoid single-use plastic.
Balloons & decorations
Celebrate in style with plastic-free decorations.
Bulk food shopping
Avoiding pre-packaged foods by choosing bulk or loose food.
Avoiding disposable products and packaging has a huge impact.
Want to do more? View more ideas from Plastic Free Foundation.
Take the challenge, let your participation be known and get weekly emails during July to stay motivated by registering for the challenge.