Plastic Free July – Take the Challenge
Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects in the Earth’s environment that can afflict land, waterways and oceans, and adversely affect wildlife, wildlife habitat and us! According to Wikipedia, as of 2018, about 380 million tons of plastic is produced worldwide each year. The chemicals used to produce these plastics are toxic to humans, animals and our environment. Due to the pervasiveness of plastic products, most of the human population is constantly exposed to the chemical components of plastics, believed to be carcinogenic. As if that isn’t bad enough, the use of plastics contributes to greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.
Will you take the challenge of Plastic Free July? Be part of this fantastic global movement by choosing to refuse single use plastics. Anyone can get involved. You can start small or go big. Have your own event/challenge or join one in the area.
This is a campaign by the Plastic Free Foundation, whose vision is a world without plastic waste! Do you need tips on how to reduce single use plastics in the home, work or school? Would you like to read other peoples stories on how they got involved?