Plastic Free July® is a global movement that was born from a simple idea: refusing to use plastic during the entire month. Seems simple enough, right? Well, it's a little bit harder seeing that most of our processes include some sort of plastic. Today the challenge takes many forms from personal ones to pledges for the future, our oceans, our rainforests... the list goes on.
This year, will you be part of the movement to reduce, reuse, and refuse single-use plastics?
Plastic Free July allows for people from around the globe to exchange resources and ideas to help one another reduce single-use plastic waste everyday at home, work, school, and even at your local café.
I'm so excited to be one of those people!
Last year I held a 30-day "Reduce Your Waste" challenge and this year I'll be doing an online "Reduce Your Plastic Use" challenge. You can get started on living plastic free by completing these challenges every day.
Where Can I find the challenges?
a few notes about this challenge
This challenge is for those who can reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Not everyone can - some are allergic to plant plastics, have a high risk of breaking glass straws with facial tics or simply need a bendy straw to drink their liquids - and that is 100% okay. (This is one of the reasons that I do not wholeheartedly support some plastic ban policies, because they don't think of those who really do need these items to survive.)
But if you do not need plastic in these ways... then please, join! And don't shame those who do need these items.
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