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. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 35.7 million tons of plastic was generated in 2018 alone, and that number only rises every year. That’s why Plastic-Free July is so important.
Plastic-Free July is a collective one-month effort dedicated to consuming little to no plastic. Throughout the 31 days of the month, it can be truly shocking to discover how much plastic has become engrained in your daily routine. Mostly because there’s plastic in places you would never expect.
While there are obvious sources of plastic—like in single-use water bottles and food packaging—plastic creeps into our lives in other ways, too. It’s in band-aids, chewing gum, nail polish, and beyond, so entirely ridding it from your life isn’t easy.
The good news is by becoming more aware of plastic throughout July, you’ll know how to better avoid it in the months to come.
Here are a few ideas of how to reduce plastic around your household.
Use Insulated tumblers and coffee mugs instead of bottled water or coffee shop cup
Take a reusable groceries bag with you
RECYCLE-rent extra recycle can if needed
Reuse plastic bags is possible
Reuse plastics when possible
If you’re a crafter, look at all the ways plastic can be upcycled
Buy plastic that can be recycled in your area
We have to do our part so future generations will have more than landfills to deal with.