The world is a beautiful place, its home to all, but not everyone remembers that in order for things to stay beautiful you must care, love and respect them. A great way to do this is “Plastic Free Month” which takes place in July.
Plastic Free July has been an awareness month since 2011 and all began with a small team in Western Australia led by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and is now known as one of the most influential environmental campaigns in the world.
Alternatives are a great way to show your participation and support for Plastic Free July. For example if you are given a plastic straw with your drink, don’t accept it and instead have an alternative such as no straw or have your own reusable metal straws. Alternatives are the key.
This is a worldwide campaign that all can get involved in. Did you know that in 2020 Plastic Free July had 326 million participants from 177 different countries, talk about teamwork right? Since this campaign began 8.5 out of 10 people have changed their lifestyle by making changes that help support and improve the environment.
“Plastic free future.”
Speaking of Plastic Free July, on the 3rd of July is plastic bag free day, which is a global initiative that aims to put a stop to the use of single-use plastic bags in the world. 1 million plastic bags are used around the world every minute and on average plastic bags are used for only 25 minutes but can take between 100 to 500 years to disintegrate, so is there a better option than single-use plastic bags?
Yes! For example reusable bags, yes it’s a bag but you can use it again and again and again – it’s a great way to decrease the amount of plastic bags that are used, plus they are more sturdy and strong, no matter the weight. Many great examples of places that encourage this are Primark, Boots and even big supermarkets such as Asda and Sainsbury’s.
Going plastic free can help improve the world in so many ways and if we all worked together we could bring the world back to the natural beauty it once was and preserve a new and better lifestyle for generations to come.
“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we can make a change.”