It's Plastic Free Month in July! #EndPlasticPollution #PlasticFree

The month of July Plastic Free July®, and a chance for us all to consider our use of plastic and reduce it – especially single use plastic.

Plastic Free July® is a global campaign, empowering millions of people to get involved.  It was begun by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, founder of the Plastic Free Foundation, and a small team in local government in Western Australia. So far, it’s inspired 100+ million participants in 190 countries!  That's an amazing achievement - it just shows what a small group of people wanting to bring about change can do. 

Many people think of sea life being affected by plastic, with millions of animals being injured or killed because of it;  but it’s not just sea life who are affected. Working animal charity SPANA have made it their mission on their International World Animal Day in 2023 to raise awareness of the problems plastic is causing working animals.

SPANA is teaching owners about the dangers of plastic pollution to their working animals.  They have an appeal to help provide urgent treatment to animals affected by eating plastic. You can donate here.

The RSPCA has more information about the dangers litter can cause to animals, including plastics.  Find out more here.

Wherever you are, whether you’re an individual, a business, a school, a community, a family – there’s help for you to cut back your plastic use on the Plastic Free July website.   We all need to keep this movement growing, for all our sakes, people and animals.

Whether you are at home, at work, in your community, in school, in the garden, the kitchen, or the bathroom, there are lots of videos you can watch to help you cut back on plastic on the Plastic Free July Official You Tube Channel

Will you take the Single Use Cup Pledge?

Plastic Free July isn't about being perfect - just start with small steps and take a couple of actions.  Start by visiting their website to find out more!

Take a look at Earth Day, too

Earth Day have a tool kit, a quiz and the opportunity for your to challenge yourself.   #EndPlasticPollution

What's your plastic footprint?  Find out with Earth Day's calculator.  Make a determined effort to reduce your plastic footprint with simple steps.

Please give your support

Sign the petition calling for a Global Plastics Treaty

Join a clean up

Find your local clean up here - and don't forget to see what your local conservation charities are doing! 

In the UK, the Marine Conservation Society is supporting their Youth Ocean Network member, Laura Young's campaign to Ban Disposable Vapes due to the damage they do the environment and wildlife.  Find out more about that here

Natural Collection have a range of plastic free products in their Beauty range
They also have a range of products for home

Online store Natural Collection have nearly 1,000 products in their Plastic Free range.  Take a look at the range here