Entering its tenth year in 2020, Plastic Free July is a global movement that empowers individuals, communities, and businesses to choose to refuse single-use plastics in their lives. The challenge helps millions of people take small, daily actions to create long-lasting habits that minimize single-use plastic.
Plastic Free July is asking people and organizations to choose a challenge that suits their lifestyle, whether that’s switching to a reusable coffee cup for the month, or choosing to refuse fresh produce in plastic packaging.
People can choose to take the challenge in many ways, including:
- avoiding plastic packaging,
- refusing disposable takeaway cups and containers,
- remembering to ‘BYO’ water bottles and food containers,
- cleaning up litter and
- choosing natural alternatives to plastic.
The founder of Plastic Free July, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, is urging people to be part of the challenge by avoiding single-use disposable plastic throughout July and sharing their ideas and success on the website, in social media and with friends.
How can you participate in Plastic-free July?
- Sign up for the challenge and take steps to further reduce single-use plastics
- Find Plastic-cleanup related activities near you and participate
- Watch videos or hold screenings to spread awareness
- Spread the word on reducing plastics on social media and other places using badges and posters.
About Plastic Free Foundation
The Plastic Free Foundation is a global not-for-profit organization that delivers the annual Plastic Free July challenge and works with communities to achieve a world without plastic waste.
The Foundation was established in 2017 by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and operates across the globe. The Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF). As a registered not-for-profit, donations will help the Foundation to continue to help millions of people and organizations across the world make change.
To be part of the Plastic Free July movement and learn more, visit www.plasticfreejuly.org.
You can find Plastic-free July on Instagram as well.