Plastic-Free July: What You Need to Know

July has come, and with it has come so much talk about “Plastic-Free July”. While the name is pretty self-explanatory, this article will explore exactly what this means and how it began.

Plastic-Free July® is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organization that was officially established in 2017. The Plastic-Free July campaign, however, first began in 2011, and now works to aid the foundation in its vision of seeing a world free of plastic waste. Plastic-Free July was first created by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and a small team in local government in Western Australia, and now is one of the most influential environmental campaigns in the world. With millions of people across the planet participating each year, Prince-Ruiz eventually went on to found the Plastic-Free Foundation. Since its inception, the campaign has been rewarded for its incredibly hard work, including winning Environmental Action and Community Waste Awards in 2018.

So what exactly is “Plastic-Free July”? Well, pretty much that – a month dedicated to promoting plastic-free lifestyles and practices for businesses. To learn more about Plastic-Free July and what you can do, watch the campaign’s video below!

Video 1 – Plastic Free July

Here are a couple of tips from us on how you can make a difference this July:

For more resources, check out the campaign’s website! They have tons of relevant information, pertaining to different areas of focus (see below).

Figure 1 – Plastic Free July Categories

Have a fantastic July, keep safe, keep hydrated, and do your best when it comes to reducing your plastic usage and waste!

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