- Christina McCann
Ditch The Single-Use Plastics for July
It's time to ask yourself, why would you use something that you're going to use for a few minutes and then throw away straight away, leaving it on the planet forever?
Take a minute to watch Lucy Biggers on her 30 days without plastic.
Get Inspired at PlasticFreeJuly.org
"Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution - so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?"
Here are some of the most common single-use plastics that we can avoid in the month of July:
Plastic Bags Plastic Beverage / Water Bottles & Containers Straws Disposable Coffee Cups (most of them have plastic liners)
Every year more than 380 million tonnes of plastic is produced.
Since 1950 only 9 percent of the total plastic produced has been recycled. The rest has gone to landfill, incineration and lots has ended up in the environment or ocean.
Go to GreenFridays4Future.com for more facts and realities about single use plastics and single use plastic waste.
Take the pledge, ditch single use plastics for the month of July & don't forget to let us know how you get on! Email us at email@example.com with any progress, ideas or news you'd like to share with us!