Eleven years ago, a team in the local government in Australia, started an initiative to advocate for a world free of plastic waste. What began as a local and regional effort has become an award-winning, international campaign working to create a world without plastic. Plastic Free July, a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation, is a month-long challenge to find solutions to plastic waste.
Keeping plastic off of our sidewalks and out of our waterways is integral to reducing the carbon footprint of humankind. As July draws near, we invite you to live intentionally next month and reduce or eliminate single-use plastics from your daily routines. There are several easy things or tiny acts that you can do, like forgoing plastic cutlery, using washable mugs and water bottles, bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, and buying unpackaged products to reduce waste.
By eliminating one of these practices everyday you will help develop new habits and create a heightened awareness of the plastic all around us.
Can you imagine a world without plastic waste? Let’s make it happen.
The ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all—but its health is at a tipping point. As the past years have shown us, we need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.