The human population is producing and discarding plastic items at an alarming rate. Microplastics, those tiny pieces of plastic such as small beads, small parts of a larger system or pieces that have broken off bigger plastic items, have been found in the world’s oceans, freshwater ecosystems, ice cores, soil and air. And once it’s out there, it will take anywhere from 10-1,000 years for that plastic to decompose depending on the environment it’s in. Luckily people have noticed that this is not the way to treat our environment.
Plastic Free July is aimed at reducing our creation of plastic waste, specifically in the arena of single-use plastics. It has grown significantly over the years and now has a global reach and has prevented the waste of millions of single-use drink bottles, coffee cups, packaging items, straws and plastic bags. The approach seeks to change our way of thinking from using disposable items by replacing them with reusable objects.
You can Choose to Refuse single-use plastics this July. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for great prizes and easy tips and tricks to reduce single-use plastics in our environment.