Plastic Free July, a campaign that started in Australia but has now gained traction world-wide, challenges people to think about the plastic they use in their own lives and take action to reduce it.

Our challenge to Manitobans throughout July is to:

  1. Evaluate what kind of single-use plastics you use in your life (bags, packaging, coffee cups, straws, drink bottles)
  2. Think about ways in which you could move away from using single-use plastics (click here for some ideas)
  3. Commit to making changes!

Why do we think it’s important to cut down on plastic use?

  • Plastic is made from non-renewable fossil fuels
  • Plastic can take up to 1000 years to breakdown, and never totally disappears
  • Plastic often ends up in our waterways, which is detrimental to marine life

2018 Plastic Free July Events

Plastic Free July Kick-Off

Downtown Biz Portage + Hargrave Pop-Up Park

"A Plastic Tide" Documentary Screening

Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium

DIY Workshop

Eco-Centre Rooftop Patio

Plastic Free Patio Party

Downtown Biz Portage + Hargrave Pop-Up Park

Additional Resources

Beyond the Blue Box

By: Tracy Hucul, Executive Director, Green Action Centre We have become quite good at filling up our blue box. We rest a little easier knowing we’re doing the right thing. But do you ever wonder where that plastic in your blue box goes? We tend to not think about...

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Posters and Handouts