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Plastic Free July

Join the challenge

Plastic Free July is a global movement started in Australia, that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. In 2018 the Plastic Free July Challenge was one of the world’s most popular environmental movements, with participants in 177 countries.

It is estimated that 50 per cent of plastics are used once and thrown away. By taking the challenge to refuse single-use plastics you will be reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

Anyone can take part, whether you’re a beginner looking for a few tips on how to avoid single-use plastics or someone on their way to a plastic free life. Be part of the solution and join the Plastic Free Challenge at https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

Plastic is life-threatening to marine life

Our oceans are drowning in marine litter and up to 90 per cent of marine litter is made up of plastics that originate from sources on both land and sea. This makes plastic pollution one of the most widespread and devastating problems facing our planet today. Globally, it is estimated that eight million items enter the oceans each day and that 6.4 million tonnes of litter enters the oceans each year.

Did you know?

Natural resources such as coal, natural gas and crude oil are used to make plastics. By reducing and recycling plastics we can save natural resources for future generations.

Five easy tips on how to reduce single-use plastics

  • Bring your own reusable coffee cup or sit and enjoy a real cup
  • Refuse plastic straws, and either use paper straws or BYO reusable straw
  • Fill a reusable bottle from the tap instead of buying bottled water
  • Bring your own reusable shopping bag
  • Buy food without single-use plastic containers and cutlery