It’s Plastic Free July 2021! It’s time to re-think waste!
Did you know about 1 million single-use plastic bottles which equates to 20,000 every second. However the good news is we can all make a difference, just by making one change at a time.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that empowers millions of people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution. The concept is simple. The challenge is to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics by eliminating one or more single-use items from their daily lives.
At Green Shop Online, we support this global movement and believe that every individual has the power to reduce plastic pollution, so that we can achieve cleaner oceans, streets and communities. Will you join Green Shop Online in choosing Reusable over single - use plastics?
So what is Plastic Free July all about?
Plastic Free July is a “key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation that allows us to work towards our vision of seeing a world free of plastic waste. From humble beginnings in 2011, the award-winning Plastic Free July campaign is the result of years of hard work”.
It was started by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (the founder of the Plastic Free Foundation) and a small team in local government in Western Australia, and is now one of the most influential environmental campaigns in the world. Millions of people across the globe take part every year, with many committing to reducing plastic pollution far beyond the month of July.
About the challenge
Plastic Free July provides resources and ideas to help many people around the world to reduce single-use plastic waste everyday wherever they go!
You making a small change will collectively make a massive difference to our communities. You can choose to refuse single-use plastics in July and all throughout the rest of the year! The best part about Plastic Free July, is that it will motivate others to find creative alternatives to plastic! Whether you’re a beginner in reducing your plastic consumption or an expert, there are numerous ideas and inspiration that you can find on their website or over here at Green Shop Online.
Green Shop has curated a list of eco-friendly products that can reduce your plastic consumption easily and effortlessly! From Glass Bottles, to Bamboo Cutlery to Silicone boxes and bags, there is a lot o discover at Green Shop Online! Shop HERE to get some ideas!
Simple tips to support the movement and reduce single-use items:
- Choose to reuse: Choose a Reusable Bag, Cup or Straw instead!.
- Bring your own cups and containers: At Green Shop Online, we provide Silicone smart cups, reusable travel cups and reusable containers.
- Replace single-use bottles by getting your own Reusable Bottle: Shop Reusable
Glass Bottles so that you can bring these wherever you go instead of depending on single use items.
- Reusable Storage Bags: Shop our Zip lock silicone food bags to reduce your plastic bags
- Get involved and start something: Get inspired to spread this positive movement
to your friends and to strangers through social media!
- Reduce Cling wrap use by using Stretch lids or a plate: At Green Shop Online, we stock Silicone stretch lids which are the perfect alternative to single use plastic cling wrap.
At the end of the day, we can only do our best. Become a Smart Consumer starting today and do your best to shop smart and sustainable. Let’s Protect our oceans, communities and the environment together! #PlasticFreeJuly
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