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!