5 Tips for Plastic Free July

Woman in Plastic on the Beach

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For the month of July, millions of people across 177 countries have pledged to cut down on the amount of plastic they use. That can be going without single-use plastic for one day, one week or the entire month. Plastic Free July has grown into a global movement that helps millions be part of the solution to plastic pollution, and you should too, if you want cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities.

When I started my sustainable living and conscious consumption journey I was most affected and passionate about the Amazon Rainforest. I wanted to create awareness around the devastating deforestation and it's effect on our global climate and communities that live within the Amazon. But then the pandemic hit and I realized people don't have the bandwidth for something that seems so far away, even though if they indirectly affected by it. As time passed, I have become more and more passionate about plastic pollution and grown into an advocate for reducing single-use plastic in my own life and inspiring others to do the same.

Plastic Pollution Prognosis

If you look into the prognosis for plastic pollution in the next 20 years, it looks pretty grim. The PEW Charitable Trusts and SystemiQ, came out with a Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution” called “Breaking the Plastic Wave” a couple years ago. It states that the plastic production is expected to DOUBLE in the next 20 years. In the same time plastic pollution is to TRIPLE in terrestrial ecosystems and QUADRUPLE in the oceans. That's pretty intense!

Plastic Pollution Prognosis