Here’s a campaign that’s close to my heart.
It’s Plastic Free July again this year! This campaign is all about raising awareness of the problems of single-use plastics and challenges us to do something about it by avoiding them for a month. I’ve been gradually reducing plastics in my life over a number of years. I can’t remember the last time we had plastic wrap in the house or I got a plastic bag from the supermarket and I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to plastic when out shopping.
What’s the challenge?
- Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July.
- Remember it’s not going to be easy! It is a challenge, not a competition so don’t worry about being perfect.
- Collect any unavoidable single-use plastic you buy. Keep in a dilemma bag and share it with the Plastic Free July crew at the end of the challenge.
- It’s up to you how long you participate. You might decide to go plastic-free for a day, a week, a month or longer! However long you choose will still make a contribution
If avoiding all single-use plastics sounds too hard, try what’s known as the top four challenge where you choose to refuse plastic straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles and takeaway coffee cups.
When you sign up for the challenge, you’ll receive tips and tricks, news and support related to the campaign. The Plastic Free July website is also full of new resources to help you live plastic free, including a nifty Action Picker. Check it out at:
For more information and to sign up, go to:
Source: Plastic Free July http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/
Join me on the Plastic Free July challenge and help reduce the amount of plastics in our lives.
Resource Management Specialist,