Plastic Free July Challenge
Random Acts of Green is joining the Plastic Free July challenge, a global movement that activates millions of people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Why? Here are some fast facts about the problem:
- As of 2017, the world has produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic. That’s more than 52 million blue whales, 1.5 billion African elephants, or 112 billion people.
- 80% of that plastic has wound up in landfills, in the ocean, in the guts of birds and animals, and everywhere in our environment.
- Every year, Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste, only 9% of Every year, Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste, only 9% of which is recycled, meaning the vast majority of plastics end up in landfills and about 29,000 tonnes finds its way into our natural environment
which is recycled, meaning the vast majority of plastics end up in landfills and about
29,000 tonnes finds its way into our natural environment
Unless we take action now, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050 (UN).
Plastic Free July 2023
While this thought is:
. overwhelming; . scary; . daunting; and horrifying …
we CAN do something as individuals to make a difference.
We want to help YOU take action. Start by implementing some small changes to your purchasing habits this year. Simple switches here-and-there can make all the difference.
Understand that even the smallest, most everyday plastic items can stick around for a long time.
Plastic Free July Facts
Here’s how long it takes for common-place plastics to decompose:
. Plastic Bag – 20 Years
. Coffee Cup – 30 Years
. Drinking Straw – 200 Years
. 6-Pack Rings – 400 Years
. Water Bottle – 450 Years
Coffee Pod – 500 Years
Plastic Cup – 450 Years
. Disposable Diaper – 500 Years
Plastic Toothbrush – 500 Years
By swapping everyday household items, you will minimize your personal plastic footprint, which in turn will help keep our oceans and waterways plastic-free.
Plastic Free July 2023 Resources
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Plastic Free July Employee Engagement Guide
Luckily, there are actions we can all take to combat these issues.
By joining the Random Acts of Green sustainability alliance, you can take part in collective climate action.
Because together -we are stronger.
We want to know:
Will you join the Plastic Free July eco Challenge this year?