Have you heard of the Plastic Free July movement? This is a global movement asking individuals to make their own pledge to reduce single-use plastics for ‘cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities’. The idea is to focus on making a personal change by stopping the use of specific single-use plastics – implementing changes that can work for your lifestyle but which add up as part of a global effort.
So, what single-use plastics could you think about refusing this July and beyond? The Plastic Free July has an extensive list of action you could take.
Do you have any tips for how to refuse single-use plastics locally in Harborough?
- Plastic pollution – the issue: “A truckload of plastic enters the ocean every single minute and UK supermarkets produce 800,000 tonnes every year” (greenpeace.org.uk/challenges/plastic-pollution/).
- UK’s recycling being dumped and burned overseas.
- How different UK supermarkets are responding to the plastics crisis.
- Sign Greenpeace petition on the UK’s plastic waste crisis
- Read the Plastic Free July ideas and make your own commitment to reducing single-use plastic