Every July, over a million people around the world participate in Plastic Free July, a challenge to refuse single-use plastics for one whole month, initiated by the Story of Stuff Project. This year, they’re trying something a little different – and invite you to take part.
Here’s the thing. Avoiding plastic for any amount of time is a great thing to do – but that alone won’t end our addiction to plastic. When individuals choose not to buy or use plastic, they remove plastic from their lives. But what we really need to do is eliminate problematic plastic from the economy altogether. To do that, we need to work together to push communities, companies, and countries to go plastic free.
This year, take the Plastic Free July pledge to make plastic a thing of the past. Every week this July, they’ll send you ideas and action opportunities to get polluting plastic out of your life and out of your community.