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

2019 Plastic Free July Events

Plastic Free July Kick-Off Lunch

Location: The Forks Market Plaza

Letter Writing Evening

Your Community + Eco-Centre

Documentary Screening

Millennium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium

Interested in hosting a Plastic Free July event? Let us know! We would love to assist you.

Additional Resources

Posters and Handouts