Imagine a world without plastic waste. That’s the mission of Plastic Free July – to build a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling, worldwide.
Reducing our dependence on plastic can start with simply becoming more aware of the plastic we use every day. Part of this involves supporting behaviour change and helping others habitually #choosetorefuse shopping bags, straws, takeaway containers and coffee cups – just to name a few.
Here are the 5 simple ways that the wonderful people behind the campaign have suggested so you can get started with the #choosetorefuse challenge this Plastic Free July:
Step 1: Sign up to be counted and you’ll be email you tips and recipes throughout July.
Step 2: Take the Pesky Plastics Quiz to help you track down where your plastics come from.
Step 3: Choose what you will do:
Check out our Action Picker for more Plastic Free July ideas
Step 4: Explore the Toolbox Tab and spread the word through:
Step 5: Share your challenge and progress on social media, tag @PlasticFreeJuly and use the #PlasticFreeJuly and #ChooseToRefuse hashtags.
At Sustainability Trust we passionately believe in this campaign, and the importance of the mission to reduce our dependence on plastic. To help you get started, we've created two plastic-free Goodybags: our Winter Wellbeing Goodybag, and our Clean Castle Goodybag.
These are a great way to kickstart your Plastic Free July, as they include some EcoShop faves like our EcoTanka (say no to plastic bottles!), Ethique shampoo bars and Boomerang Bags, all perfect for helping you break your plastic habit. The Goodybags are only available until the end of July, and save you over 10% on the price of the products individually, so don't hang around!
Sounds good, right? It’s about to get better… we’ll be giving away one of each Goodybag, FREE to a lucky winner. We’ll be announcing the giveaway on our Facebook page so be sure to like and follow us so you don't miss out!
If you can’t wait that long, or want to get your plastic-free July going already (good on you!), you can buy from our EcoShop here, or instore at our EcoCentre on Forresters Lane.
Last financial year, we provided the highest number of free, lined curtains ever to families with Community Services Cards. To be exact, we gave 2462 sets of curtains to 604 households! But we want to give out even more this year before our Wellington Curtain Bank closes on 30 November.
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