Plastic Free July 2024

Rebecca Wilson, passionate about recycling across South Yorkshire
Rebecca Wilson
1 Jul 2024

Today marks the start of Plastic Free July.  This campaign is a key part of the working towards a plastic-free future- and it starts with you!

Plastic Free July

July is here, and with it comes a powerful global movement that encourages us to rethink our plastic usage — Plastic Free July.

This initiative, started by the Plastic Free Foundation, invites millions of people worldwide to refuse single-use plastics and embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.

Whether you're new to the idea or already a seasoned eco-warrior, Plastic Free July offers the perfect opportunity to make meaningful changes.


The Plastic Free Foundation have a huge bank of resources on there website to help get you started. Learn more about the campaign here.



Starting small can have a huge impact! Here are some ways you can join in with the campaign:

  1. Choose to reuse- swap to a reusable water bottle and coffee cup. Remember to take your reusable shopping bag with you. If you need to buy one, see if they have plastic free alternatives
  2. Read our simple swaps blog. There are some great tips for plastic-free beginners.
  3. Take the Plastic Free July quiz- it takes less than 5 minutes and will help with research into household plastic use.
  4. Share Plastic Free July’s post to spread the word. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and X.

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