Plastic Free July 2018
|Joining the challenge is quite simple...choose to refuse single-use plastic during July. |
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it.
You'll be joining a millions of people world-wide from 130 countries in making a difference.
The plastic bottles bags and takeaway containers that we use just for a few minutes use a material that is designed to last forever.
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!
More than 6 out of 10 of us are already refusing plastic shopping bags avoiding pre-packed fruit and veg picking up other people's litter and avoiding buying bottled water.
Choosing to be part of the solution you can act by:
Avoiding products in plastic packaging (choose alternatives)
Reducing where possible (opt for refills remember your reusable
Refusing plastics that escape as litter (e.g. straws takeaway cups utensils balloons)
Recycling what cannot be avoided
Are you in for the Plastic Free July #choosetorefuse challenge?
Join 100000+ Australian's and a million+ people world-wide stepping up in Plastic Free July in 2017.
Click here to choose what you will refuse.
Attention NSW Victoria & WA
Let's join the rest of Australia and BAN plastic shopping bags.
South Australia Tasmania Northern Territory and the ACT already have bans in place and Queensland will join them from July 2018.
We're calling on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Victorian Premer Daniel Andrews, and WA Premier Mark McGowan to #BanTheBag