Plastic Free July is a global campaign to encourage individuals and businesses to examine and reduce their single use plastic consumption. Plastic has been a hot topic in recent years, our general awareness of the impacts of marine pollution, litter covered beaches and the health impacts of plastics leaching chemicals into our food and drinks has grown steadily.
Many of us want to make a change by reducing our dependence on plastics, but the concept of going plastic free can be incredibly daunting and seemingly impossible.
The Plastic Free July campaign works on a pledge system, whereby you can choose to challenge your self to anything from a single plastic free day, to committing to plastic free for life. Once you have made your pledge, you will receive regular emails with support, ideas and facts to motivate you on your journey, for example this ‘Action Picker’ below sets out some key ways that you can avoid plastics by making a different choice. You could simply choose one of two of these actions to focus on for the month.
I am already quite a way into my journey towards living plastic free, so I wanted to share the first three steps I made to get going:
There are tonnes and tonnes of ways that we can all reduce our plastic use in very simple ways. For each day of July I will be sharing a plastic free tip on my instagram to motivate and inspire you to make positive steps towards becoming plastic free. So are you up for getting involved?
You can find out more about Plastic Free July and how to make your pledge here.
If you would like to follow my ‘ 31 ways to go plastic free’ tips then you can find links to my Facebook and Instagram at the bottom of the page.
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