Plastic Free July is a Western Australian initiative that’s gained international momentum.
More than 2 million people have opted to ‘choose to refuse’ single use plastic during the month of July each year since 2011.
It means saying no to plastic bags and bottles.
It also means trying to steer clear of other typical plastic-encased grocery purchases such as milk, soft drink, meat, fish and other deli products, yogurt, laundry and beauty items - and instead choosing those sold loose, packaged in cardboard or glass, or available to buy in bulk and transferred directly to your own containers.
You don’t have to be 100% plastic free to take part, just committed to reducing your household’s reliance on single use plastics. It’s a great way to kick-start new habits and begin to understand how much single use plastic you’re really responsible for generating.
For more information visit the Plastic Free July website.