Plastic Free July
It’s July! It’s summer! Many of us will spend time on the beach. The ocean is beautiful and yet so much of our plastic finds its way to the water. At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.
You can help make a difference by taking on this challenge of a month of not using plastic. Plastic Free July is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation that allows you to help to see a world free of plastic waste.
The Foundation reports in July 2020 alone, an estimated 326 million people across the globe took part in the challenge from 177 countries. Participants have reduced their household waste and recycling by 21kg per person per year (almost 5%); contributed to a total saving of 940 million kg of plastic waste each year; and 8.5 out of 10 people made changes that have become habits/ a way of life.
You can look through the Foundation’s suggestions to go plastic free in your kitchen, your bathroom, or even your community. Take the challenge this month and make a difference for the planet.