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:
- Evaluate what kind of single-use plastics you use in your life (bags, packaging, coffee cups, straws, drink bottles)
- Think about ways in which you could move away from using single-use plastics (click here for some ideas)
- 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
Millennium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium
Interested in hosting a Plastic Free July event? Let us know! We would love to assist you.
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