What is Plastic Free July?
Plastic Free July is a global movement that challenges millions of people to reduce their plastic waste and create a cleaner, healthier future for everyone. The idea is simple: choose to refuse single-use plastic items for the whole month of July and beyond. By making small changes in our everyday habits, we can make a big difference in the amount of plastic pollution that ends up in our oceans, landfills and environment.
Plastic Free July is not about being perfect or feeling guilty. It's about being more aware of the plastic we use and finding creative ways to avoid it whenever possible. It's also about sharing our experiences and learning from each other. Whether you want to go plastic-free for a day, a week, or the whole month, you can join the challenge and be part of the solution.
Plastic Free July Ideas
If you're wondering how to start your plastic-free journey, here are some ideas to inspire you:
- Bring your own reusable shopping bag, reusable water bottle, reusable coffee cup, stainless steel straw, bamboo cutlery and bento lunch box when you go shopping, dining or travelling.
- Say no to disposable coffee cups, water bottles, takeaway containers, plastic bags and straws.
- Buy in bulk or choose products with minimal or recyclable packaging.
- Make your own snacks, meals, drinks and personal care products instead of buying packaged ones. These vegetarian cookbooks are sure to inspire.
- Swap common plastic items for reusable or compostable alternatives, such as beeswax wraps, bamboo toothbrush, cloth napkins and menstrual cups.
- Avoid micro-plastics in cosmetics, clothing and cleaning products by checking the labels and choosing natural or organic options. Choose natural skin care and green cleaning options instead.
- Join a local community group, event or campaign that supports plastic-free living and activism.
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Living Plastic Free or Completely Zero Waste
The idea of going single use plastic free can sound daunting. When it comes to living plastic free or going completely zero waste, remember every small action collectively makes a BIG difference!
But start with something simple, like remembering to bring your reusable produce bags every time you go shopping. Once you've mastered that, move on to something else, perhaps bringing your lunch to work each day, or swapping to a reusable coffee cup. Soon enough choosing the zero waste or single use plastic free option will become a way of life, and over time you will amazed at how going plastic free or zero waste is possible and realistic.
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