Take the Challenge and Refuse Single-use Plastic for Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July is a global campaign that helps millions of people contribute towards resolving the world’s plastic pollution problem so that everyone can have cleaner streets, oceans, and communities.
To date, the movement has inspired over 120 million participants in 177 countries. By choosing to refuse single-use plastic in July millions will be able to find great alternatives to single-use plastic products, which can be taken beyond just this one month. Plastic Free July’s website offers loads of helpful tips and advice as to how you can choose to refuse single-use plastic this July and beyond.
Refuse Single-Use Plastic Bottles with a Reusable Water Bottle
With over a million single-use bottles produced every minute, one of the biggest contributing factors towards the world’s plastic pollution problem is disposable water bottles. By simply getting yourself a reusable, refillable water bottle you’ll be able to avoid buying and discarding unnecessary single-use plastic bottles.
A Water-to-Go bottle provides a reusable, refillable bottle with the added benefit of a unique 3-in-1 filter, which provides clean safe drinking water from any non-salt water source. This means you will be able to avoid single-use bottles anywhere in the world as you will have constant access to clean drinking water.
Additionally, every Water-to-Go filter lasts long enough to replace up to 400 single-use plastic water bottles. This means you’ll be able to significantly reduce your own personal plastic waste by replacing single-use plastic bottles with a Water-to-Go filter bottle.
Water-to-Go’s Top Tips for Avoiding Single-Use Plastic
With more and more awareness about the world’s plastic problem growing each day, there are also more practical alternatives to single-use plastics emerging. As well as some of the fantastic suggestions and advice given by Plastic Free July, we have created a list of just a few ways you can reduce your plastic usage. Some of these things include getting yourself a reusable coffee cup, a reusable carrier bag and even swapping to biodegradable chewing gum. Check out the video below or for a more comprehensive list take a look at our blog post here.
Water-to-Go working to stop Single-Use Plastics
Water-to-Go are also working with organisations such as Incredible Oceans and Travel Without Plastic to help spread awareness about the severity of the world’s plastic pollution problem.
Travel Without Plastic
Jo Hendrix, Founder and CEO, started Travel Without Plastic following countless encounters with unnecessary and environmentally damaging encounters with single-use plastics herself, the final straw being a ‘Styrofoam breakfast’. The organisation works towards one goal; ‘To prevent one Billion single-use plastic items from entering the global waste stream, or worse, our natural environments by the end of 2020′.
Click here to find out more about Travel Without Plastic
Incredible Oceans is a not-for-profit organisation that are helping protect our oceans from plastic pollution. They run education programmes, events and festivals using charismatic marine creatures to tell critical ocean stories in engaging and entertaining ways.
Click here to find out more about Incredible Oceans
Another organisation Water-to-Go is involved with, and another fantastic initiative is, Plastic Patrol. They aim to create a future where people and nature can strive together and are able to do this by combining Stand-Up Paddle Boarding with plastic clean-ups. They regularly run these events all over the UK.
Click here to find out more about Plastic Patrol
As all of these organisations highlight, there are many ways you can stop using single-use plastics and make a difference with the various alternatives outlined.
Something everyone can do to make a difference is use a reusable filter bottle such as Water-to-Go which will save you over 1500 single-use plastic water bottles over the course of a year. Do your bit for the environment to mark Plastic Free July and use Water-to-Go.