Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it.

A problem...
​The plastic bottles, bags and takeaway containers that we use just for a few minutes use a material that is designed to last forever. 

These plastics:

  • break up, not break down – becoming permanent pollution
  • are mostly downcycled (made into low grade product for just one more use) or sent to landfill
  • ‘escape’ from bins, trucks, events etc. to become ‘accidental litter’
  • end up in waterways and the ocean – where scientists predict there will be more tonnes of plastic than tonnes of fish by 2050
  • transfer to the food chain – carrying pollutants with them
  • increase our eco-footprint – plastic manufacturing consumes 6% of the world’s fossil fuels

Every bit of plastic ever made still exists and in the first 10 years of this century the world economy produced more plastic than the entire 1900's!

Joining the challenge is quite simple...choose to refuse single-use plastic during July. Go to www.plasticfreejuly.org and sign up and do you bit for our environment. 

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