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I know I already have a board about saving the environment, but I wanted to make this one as well. (Sorry it’s a day late.)

Plastic Free July is a Global Movement that started in Australia in 2011. Now over a million people from 150 countries are participating, but still people (like me a few days ago) don’t know about it. The goal is to eliminate plastic from our world, because “there is no such thing as away” and plastic is a terrible thing for our earth. 

The Big Four main plastic wastes are 

  • coffee cups
  • plastic straws
  • Plastic bags
  • plastic water bottles

Good thing there are alternatives to all of these!

  • bring a reusable coffee cup
  • buy some reusable metal or glass straws, or just don’t use straws at all!
  • sew or buy some reusable bags
  • use a reusable water bottle! 

*there are also MANY other wasteful plastics, and the goal of Zero Waste July is to use as little plastic as possible. The point of it being one month long is for people to get into the habit of doing these things and see if it works for them so that they can presume it more long-term. 

If you are interested in more information, here is Plastic Free July’s website. 

On this board we can talk about anything Plastic Free July related!

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  • I love this month. I wish it were every month...
  • Plastic straws are soon going to be forbidden in Germany !!! :)
    • Do you live in Germany? I’ve visited multiple times and it’s such a pretty place!
    • Woohoo! :D
      • ^^^^^^
  • I think it is an awesome idea and I will try to not waste any plastic this month I will probably write about it on MNG so thanks for your inspiring input :)
    • Thank you! I really appreciate how much you are supporting me and my wooden spoons.
  • We already have some metal coffee cups and straws, and we never use plastic water bottles but I think our plastic sandwich bag usage kind of makes up for all that stuff. I'm going to try to go SANDWICH BAG FREE!
    • Awesome!! Yeah there are other things you can put sandwiches in and you could just reuse the sandwich bags you already have and not buy more :)
  • This is great! I will try my best to not use plastic bags, but if you travel a lot it is really hard.
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