Day 212 – July has come to an end and so has Plastic Free July. However, it doesn’t mean you have to stop making an effort to remove plastic from your everyday use. All month, I wrote about ways we can replace single-use plastic with reusable options. I wrote about companies using recycled plastic in their products to help minimize the plastic entering our landfills, oceans and waterways. Hopefully, it inspired you to make some changes and to encourage others to do the same.
Plastic Oceans has created a list of 9 things we can do to help end plastic pollution.
Continue to find ways to eliminate single-use plastic from your life. The fight for the health of our planet is far from over. Stay informed and consider receiving updates and newsletters from Plastic Ocean.
Tomorrow, summer’s not over yet, sustainable flip flops.
Day 182 – What is Plastic Free July?
“It is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.” – plasticfreejuly.org
Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
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Read inspirational stories about how people have gone plastic free at home, work, school and in their communities.
Challenge yourself to do the following this month:
- Refuse plasticware when ordering out.
- Swap a plastic household item with a more sustainable option.
- Avoid using plastic produce bags and grocery bags at the store.
- Replace a food product packaged in plastic with a more recyclable option (aluminum, glass, cardboard)
- Encourage others to go plastic free this month.
By making the effort to go plastic free this month, you may realize that this is something you can do every month.
Tomorrow, we’re half way there!