Plastic Free July 2019

 What is Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so that we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

What difference does it make?

In July 2018 alone, 120 million people across the globe took part in the challenge across 177 countries. An IPSOS survey revealed that revealed that 29% of people surveyed worldwide were aware of the Plastic Free July challenge and almost half of those chose to take part in 2018.

Plastic Free July participants:

  • reduce their household waste on average by 76kg per household per year (7.6%)
  • cut their use of recyclables (disposable packaging) on average by 28kg per household per year (5.6%)
  • contribute to a total saving of 490 million kg of plastic waste each year

What can I do?

Working towards a low waste lifestyle can feel really overwhelming initially but remember it's not about perfection. Here at Eco Beau we really believe it's about changing habits, one step at a time, working towards a low waste life and encouraging those around you.  

Anne Marie Bonneau quote

Whether you’re just starting out and looking to avoid single-use plastics, or you're already heading towards a plastic free life, we will give you lots of ideas over the next few weeks to help you on your way. 

Week 1 - Getting started on the low waste lifestyle

To kick off Week 1 of Plastic Free July 2019 we're going to focus on getting started and will look at some simple and easy first steps you can make towards a plastic free lifestyle.

Looking to reduce your plastic consumption and start living a minimal waste lifestyle? What better way than to start with the big four!

Read our latest blog for hints and tips on how to get started on the low waste lifestyle.

Each week during Plastic Free July we will be offering tips and advice on plastic free living. Take a look below to see what else we're planning and make sure you check in regularly over the next few weeks for more info!