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Plastic Free July

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Plastic Free July® helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. This helps to ensure we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities by choosing to refuse single-use plastics. Last year more than 300 million people globally participated.

The Plastic Free July  challenge provides resources and ideas to help participants (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and in the community. 

It can be as easy as picking one single-use plastic item to avoid or swap for a reusable alternative. 

Many people choose to avoid the top four single-use plastics:

  • take-away coffee cups
  • plastic shopping bags
  • plastic straws
  • water bottles.

Some ‘go for gold’ and try to eliminate all single-use plastics for a month. It's popular to form or join a group to take the challenge together. This could be the start of a life-changing experience for you, your family, your colleagues or your local school.

How to get involved (for free!):

  1. Register for the challenge. Participants receive weekly tips to help them to keep motivated, and enjoy stories from others around the world who are reducing plastic in their lives.
  2. Take the Pesky Plastics Quiz to find some popular ideas to reduce plastic waste.
  3. Ask us for posters for your workplace, school or local businesses – or download posters now.
  4. Get some free Plastic Free July resources for your school.
  5. Read inspiring stories of what others do.
  6. Register for one of the online Plastic Free July events.
  7. Visit the School and community waste education web page for more information.

The Plastic Free July website is a great place to get inspiration and support, and to share your tips, ideas and experiences.

Plastic free July online events

Plastic Free July® helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. This helps to ensure we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities by choosing to refuse single-use plastics. To support people to reduce plastic waste learn what others are doing on their journey.  

Workshop Details Date Time Location

Plastic Free July: Community in Action

 

Join this online discussion between Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, founder of Plastic Free July and Sarah Wilson, Australian journalist and television presenter.

They'll be discussing inspiring examples of community action and how to take action yourself.

Instagram live event

Thursday 24 June 11am Online

Beginners' guide to zero waste living

 

Minimalism and zero waste living are Anita Vandyke’s (aka @rocket_science) mantras and the goals she works towards every day. She will encourage and inspire you with tips for the small steps you can make towards reducing your plastic waste consumption.

Instagram live event

Sunday 27 June 11am Online

Cook along with@ZeroWasteChef

 

Join the Zero Waste Chef and go shopping in your own pantry. In this hands-on demo you will make fried rice using ingredients you already have at home.

Registration is essential. Upon registration, participants will be emailed the recipe along with confirmation.

Register here

Saturday 3 July 12pm Online

Plastic Free Baby

Join radio host and comedian Veronica Milsom as she shares tips and stories from her mission to reduce her tiny newborn’s massive waste footprint.

Instagram live event

Tuesday 20 July 7pm Online

For Instagram Live events, there is no need to register, but you will need to have an Instagram account. Just head to the Plastic Free July Instagram page for the live event.

For more information or to join the challenge visit the Plastic Free July web page.  

 

 

 

01/07/2021
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