Plastic Free July | ‘Choose to Refuse’ Single-Use Plastic

Plastic Free July – What you can do to help

Plastic Free July 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.

Now, more than ever our environment needs us.

Despite the challenges the pandemic has brought across the globe, we still have an opportunity to reach out and help reduce plastic pollution by simply choosing to refuse single-use plastics.

The Plastic Free Foundation provide resources and ideas to help reduce single-use plastic waste everyday at home, work, school, and even at your local cafe.  Together last year we avoided 825 million kgs of waste going to landfill.

Despite the challenges, we can make a difference to protect our oceans and aim for a cleaner environment.

Join the challenge and ‘Choose To Refuse’ single-use plastic during July.

Imagine a world without plastic waste. That’s The Plastic Free Foundation’s mission – to build a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling, worldwide.

How to Get Involved:

Step 1: Sign up to be counted (see link below) and you’ll be emailed tips and recipes throughout July.

Step 2: Take the Pesky Plastics Quiz to help you track down where your plastics come from.

Step 3: Choose what you will do:

  • Avoiding the plastics that seem to fill your recycling bin;
  • Targeting the takeaway items that could end up in the ocean;
  • Going completely plastic free (finding alternatives to everything) for a day, week, month or more.

Check out the Action Picker for more Plastic Free July ideas.

Step 4: Explore the Plastic Free July Toolbox Tab and spread the word through:

  • Chatting with and challenging friends;
  • Running a plastic free morning tea;
  • Posting your successes on social media;
  • Posting the challenge the old fashion way (with posters about town);
  • Asking your local café or shop to seek alternatives;
  • Pressing for policy change on container deposits, packaging standards, bag bans or action to outlaw microbeads.

Step 5: Share your challenge and progress on social media, tag @PlasticFreeJuly and use the #PlasticFreeJuly and #ChooseToRefuse hashtags.

Register for the challenge:

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste by taking part in the Plastic Free July challenge and attempt to reduce your plastic consumption.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

As a charity, your donation to Plastic Free July will help more people start a plastic free journey and help create a world without plastic pollution.  Donations of AU$2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Plastic Free July website.

What:  Plastic Free July 

When:   July 2020

Where:  Everywhere

Who:  Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Plastic Free July website

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