Plastic Free July has come and gone… now what do we do?! Let’s make it a plastic-free year! Plastic Free July is a movement to encourage people to take on the challenge to reduce plastic waste and continue waste-reduction habits all year round!

What switch did you make throughout the month to limit your plastic waste? 

I am a huge iced coffee lover, and for the month of July, I committed to making my iced coffee from home every morning, so I’d never need to purchase one in a disposable plastic cup. I made a trip down to the grocery store and stocked up on my favourite coffee creamer and coffee grounds, so I was always prepared when my caffeine craving kicked in – and I’m happy to say the habit has stuck! 

But what about compostable cups? – Unless you have access to a commercial composting facility/service, like Compost Winnipeg, compostable cups still end up in the bin, and oftentimes, the wrong bin, which causes more issues down the line. 

We also want to give a huge thank you to our presenting partner, Planet Pantry, for all their help in spreading our message to others to evaluate, think, and commit to plastic waste reduction! 

Plastic Free Bingo Winners

Participants played in our #PlasticFreeBingo by posting pictures of completed bingo tasks on Instagram and/or Facebook

All participants received a discount at Planet Pantry, and were entered to win a Waste Reduction Prize Pack based on how many tasks they completed. 

  • 5 task Prize: @amandymarek
  • 10 task Prize: @reedfg
  • 15 task Prize: @camilledaly

The contest is now over, but if you missed out on the fun you can check out our #PlasticFreeBingo card here!

 

 

Pop Up Wednesdays!

On Wednesdays, we go #PlasticFree! We popped up at some of Winnipeg’s most-loved sites to give out some awesome eco-friendly alternatives to local passers-by!

If you stopped by and signed up for our newsletters you were entered to win a $20 gift card to Planet Pantry!

Gift Card Winner: Edel Traud Besell

 

We hope you had just as much fun playing and reducing plastic waste as we did!

And remember, it’s never too late to start reducing your plastic waste! Every action counts.