Personally, I often feel concerned about the amount of plastic packaging in the shops, and I am sure that many of us already try to reduce our use of single-use plastic and plastic packaging. I have just come across a brilliant way to give yourself a push to reduce/eliminate single-use plastic in your life: the Plastic-Free July Challenge! Who will join me?!

The Challenge

The challenge is quite simple. Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July. “Single-use” includes plastic shopping bags, plastic cups, straws, plastic packaging…basically anything that’s intended only to be used once and then discarded. If refusing ALL single-use plastic sounds too daunting this time, try the TOP 4 challenge (plastic bags, bottles takeaway coffee cups & straws).

The rules

  1. Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July.
  2. Remember it’s not going to be easy! It is a challenge, not a competition so don’t worry about being perfect.
  3. Collect any unavoidable single-use plastic you buy. Keep in a dilemma bag and share it with us at the end of the challenge.
  4. It’s up to you regarding how long you participate. You might decide to go plastic-free for a day, a week, a month or longer! However long you choose will still make a contribution.

See the website for more information:

 

http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/the-challenge.html

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