July is fast approaching which means the Plastic Challenge is just around the corner. If you took part last year, welcome back! If it’s your first time getting involved.
For the past six years, Marine Conversation Society has challenged people to rethink their relationship with single-use plastic and attempt to give it up for the month of July. Mindful of the restrictions that coronavirus and lockdown have posed to living plastic-free they’re doing it a little differently this year and asking you to set your own Plastic Challenge for the month.
This could mean making one small swap, focusing on one particular area of your home (like the kitchen) or if you’re feeling brave, to go all in and give it up for the month. The Challenge you choose is up to you and the possibilities are endless. Small actions can make a big difference and we’ll be here to encourage you along the way with weekly emails in July to help you out.
If you’re not sure where to begin, do a plastic audit before you start your challenge. Make a note of all the single-use plastic you use over the next few days. It might surprise you. What can you cut out?
This year’s Plastic Challenge is sponsored by Oceans who make 100% sustainable, plastic-free toilet paper that can be delivered straight to your door – look out for their launch in July.