PLASTIC FREE JULY!
Happy Plastic Free July! While this year is a little different due to COVID-19, the Plastic Free July team is still on a mission to make the world a better place! Check out some of their ideas on plastic free living. And, for more information, go to PlasticFreeJuly.org.
By making small changes to your everyday habits, you can make a huge difference. Here are some things to think about to help reduce single-use plastic:
If you are still able to use reusables where you live, make sure they are ready (and clean!) and accessible (like having your shopping bags in the boot of your car or by the door, and keeping your coffee cup or drink bottle in your bag);
If reusables and bulk shopping aren't an option for you, think about how you can reduce plastic in your kitchen - ditching the single-use glad wrap, or perhaps trying to make some things from scratch to avoid the packaging;
Plan and prepare meals and snacks ahead of time, so you don't get caught out;
Enlist your friends, colleagues, and family members to keep you accountable and do the challenge with you.
NO STRAW NOVEMBER
Plastic straws are one of the main ocean plastic polluters, help us change that! The goal of "No Straw November is to bring awareness to the many plastic straws that are being used once and then thrown away in a single month. Jr Ocean Guardians challenges you to refuse plastic straws the whole month of November and to keep a tally of how many straws you eliminated from potentially ending up in the ocean. Please share this challenge with others and use the hashtag #NoStrawNovember.
Click here to learn more on how you can make a difference!
We understand that plastic straws are medically vital to some. At Jr Ocean Guardians we do not condone shaming of those who rely on straws.