Thursday 2 July 2020

Plastic Free July

 Choose to refuse plastic shopping bags poster

Plastics are in fact very useful materials, their correct use can help reduce food waste for example, but far too much plastic is used unnecessarily. 
Plastic Free July helps people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Can you reduce the amount of plastic you use, by buying items that don't have plastic packaging or avoiding items made from plastic? 

The coronavirus pandemic has made the issue of plastic pollution worse as many places are now littered with discarded surgical masks and gloves, which not only are nasty pieces of plastic pollution but also a public health issue as they may be contaminated with the coronavirus. Reusable cotton masks are generally effective enough for general purpose use by the general public. (The Guardian has a sobering photo gallery of how plastic use is increasing hugely due to the pandemic).

The Plastic Free July website is full of ideas for how you can reduce your use of single use plastic at work and at home. 

What are your top tips for reducing plastic use? 


A Cuban In London said...

Quite right. I've definitely changed I use plastic. :-)

Greetings from London.

Jeff said...

It's good to have a month to focus on reducing plastics. I take a pail of plastics every two weeks to be recycled and worry it isn't being recycled. But, I have canvas bags for groceries