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Plastic Free July – Be Part of the Solution

Updated: Jul 1

The zero-waste movement goes on every day — but if there's any time to get started, it's now. For the entire month of July, people all over the world will take part in Plastic Free July, a global challenge to reduce personal consumption of single-use plastic.  It's meant to show that Plastic Free July isn't about perfection (and neither is the zero-waste movement), so don't let the fear of not being perfect hold you back from trying. Instead, it's all about reducing plastic in a way that works for your lifestyle... consider ways to reduce plastic waste, especially single-use plastics.


The global initiative has grown significantly over the years. Among its targets are stopping the waste of plastic single-use drink bottles, cups, packaging items, straws and plastic bags. The campaign encourages users to replace them with reusable objects.

Here are some of the ways to go plastic-free in July—and after:

  • Take reusable water bottles to stay hydrated when leaving home.

  • Bring reusable bags to the market.

  • Reuse plastic bags to pick up pet waste or take plastic bags to recycling drop-off points.

  • When ordering delivery or take-out, refuse single-use flatware and reuse containers.

Join our global movement to reduce plastic pollution. Discover solutions and ideas to help you reduce plastic waste in your home and community.

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