Sunday Social: 5 ways to take part in PLASTIC FREE JULY!

Plastic Free July is an award-winning campaign for refusing the use of single-use plastic during the month of July. In 2011, Earth Carers Waste Education came up with this plan to promote cleaner streets and make the ocean safer for our marine life. So this July let us all be a part of this Global movement and say no to Plastic!

We consume Plastic at such an alarming rate, that it has throughout the decade become a major problem, hindering the life of animals and polluting the world. This is because Plastic takes a very long time to decompose. Every brush that we have used and every bottle of water that we have drunk are still in existence somewhere in the world. Very few plastics are recyclable and most of them end in landfills and our oceans.  

Here are some tips that you can follow to go Plastic Free July:

1. Dental Care

Many health Organizations are selling plastic-free alternatives. More people are choosing to use toothbrushes that are made from compostable materials such as bamboo.

2. Shopping bags

Bring in your own containers and bags to supermarkets for grocery shopping. Also, make sure all the packaging is easily recyclable or compostable.

3. Beauty products

More people are opting for organic beauty and personal care. Thus we can eliminate the plastic bottles and containers hiding in the corners of our bathroom.

4. Decorative items

Let us all invest our time in some DIY party decors with buntings, tassels, tissue pom poms, fresh flowers, and lanterns. With a little bit of creativity, one can plan a party that is free of balloons and other single-use plastics

5. Buying in bulk

Rather than opting out to buy the fine plastic packages goods that lie on the shelves at the grocery, we can begin our plastic-free journey by buying loose foods in bulk. This will also save us a few bucks.

Things to do at work to reduce the use of plastic

Visit their website to get involved and take this challenge https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

Let’s come together to have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

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