Plastic Free July is happening very soon, and it’s safe to say, I’m excited. I’ve been struggling with my plastic usage recently (it’s been slightly on the increase); so, this challenge has come at the perfect time.
So, what is Plastic Free July?
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.Plastic Free July
In 2011, Plastic Free July was started by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (the Plastic Free Foundation) and a small team in local government in Western Australia.
How can you participate?
If you head over to their website and click ‘take the challenge’, you’ll be prompted to register. All you’ve got to do is fill out your name, email, address and tick a few boxes. It’s simple and easy to sign up. I’m about to sign up for this year myself. Their website is full of information, tips and tricks if you’re not sure where to start or want to further your low-waste/plastic-free journey.
You can also follow them on Instagram where they share even more inspiration.
Once you have signed, the next step is to figure out how you can best reduce your plastic. What swaps will be easier? What will take a little more time? This is really where their Instagram and website comes in handy, as well as plastic-free/zero-waste influencers and bloggers.
I also believe it’s important to understand why reducing our plastic intake is crucial to help our planet (and us). If you’re not sure where to get started, I’d highly recommend watching A Plastic Ocean or any other documentary highlighting the impacts of plastic pollution. Researching information about plastic pollution is a great way to help you understand why change needs to happen – and we can be that change.
I also have a blog post on 10 bathroom swaps we can make to have a more low-waste bathroom if you’re looking to make swaps there.
Plastic free swaps
I’m going to jump back to the Plastic Free July website here to share their Getting Started and Next Step resources in case you’re interested in making a particular swap.
- Getting Started
- Next Steps
There’s a lot of content to go through, as you can tell. This means there’s a lot of swaps we can make to help our planet.
So, why not give Plastic Free July a go this year? Like I’ve mentioned, it’s a great way to start and/or further your plastic-free journey with like-minded people. I’ll be doing it with you.
Let me know if you’re going to give Plastic Free July a go, we can work together!