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Plastic Free July

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Charlotte Liedes

30 Jun 2022

Plastic Free July is an annual global movement that encourages people to reduce their plastic consumption for the whole month.

What started from humble beginnings in 2011 has since attracted the masses, with an estimated 326 million people joining in last year.

Plastic stays on Earth without biodegrading, it clogs up animal’s stomachs and pollutes our waterways and motorways. If we don’t change our ways, by 2050 there could be more plastic, by weight, than fish in the sea. And similarly as concerning, less than 10 per cent of all plastic ever produced has been recycled.

Awareness is growing, and the movement has now gained traction from large corporations. Supermarkets in the UK have pledged to go plastic-free by the end of 2023.


The benefits of reducing plastic consumption include: Preventing pollution by lessening the amount of new raw materials used. Saves energy. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute towards climate change.


Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics? Visit plastic Free Foundation: To pledge!

WHAT CAN YOU DO? Want some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste? The good news is, anyone can get involved. You can start out small, or really challenge yourself! How to make your own beeswax wraps for lunches: Is there plastic in your tea? How to stop junk mail paper waste?

Download the July News below:

FJB NEWS - July Volume 2 - Plastic Free
Download PDF • 9.07MB

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