Plastic pollution has direct local impacts, which is why reducing single-use plastic continues to be a major focus of Channelkeeper’s work. This month, we hope you’ll join us, the Community Environmental Council (CEC), and partners around the world in the challenge to ‘Choose to Refuse’ single-use plastic during the month of July.
Plastic-Free July is a global movement that empowers each of us to create a future with cleaner communities and oceans by refusing single-use plastics. This global campaign challenges us to commit to one month of doing our best to avoid disposable plastic, while providing an opportunity to think and talk about plastic pollution as well as the alternatives and solutions we must advocate for.
The challenge is simple, and you can choose from different levels of participation:
- Pick one disposable plastic item to avoid using for the month;
- Refuse the big 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups, and straws; or
- Commit to avoid ALL single-use plastic.
Post about your experiences on social media using the #PlasticFreeJuly hashtag and share your favorite plastic reduction ideas.
We hope you’ll join our plastic-reduction efforts and take the challenge! Connect with us on social media for #PlasticFreeJuly resources, plastic swap ideas, and stories from our experiences as we ‘Choose to Refuse’ single-use plastics this month.
Read our latest blog post to learn how to evaluate and reduce your reliance on single-use plastic.