Practical ideas for Plastic-Free July [Visuals]

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

Below are some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste. Anyone can get involved and start out small, or really challenge yourself! Get inspired with these ideas:

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Reduce Single-Use Plastic in your Home [Infographic]

No matter how substantial the swap, each change you make to reduce single-use plastic can have a positive impact on the environment.

*Remember always to use up what you already have at home, don’t run buying something you don’t really need. Part of the zero-waste movement is to avoid consumerism, not to support it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Read on to learn how to start your journey to a zero-waste home!
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Your Plastic is not being Recycled [Infographic]

Most of the plastic marked for recycling is never actually recycled, but few people know that. Plastic pollution is a global problem that requires world wide attention to solve.

Plastic pollution is a problem that requires collective action to solve, and the first part of it is letting people know the problem exists. The goal of this infographic โ€“designed by Austin DiLorenzoโ€“ is to mass disseminate reasons and solutions.

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Reusing Deodorant containers + DIY Recipe

Deodorants are (for many of us) a must-have and most of times they come in plastic containers, some in glass with the cap and roll-on made of plastic or in spray cans. If you have the time to DIY your deo we’re sharing below a recipe (if you make your own, please share with us your experience). If notโ€ฆ there are some plastic-free options you can purchase (in tin or glass containers with natural ingredients), just ask in your local bulk shop. While making this round-up of ideas on how to Repurpose the empty Deo Containers, we read about a refillable deo by humankindโ€ฆ which could also solve the problem of disposable plastic.

If you live in the USA: “Through Tomโ€™s of Maine Natural Care Brigade, you can fill a box with any brand of deodorant tubes, soap containers and other bathroom leftovers and mail it back to Terracycle for recycling. Some deodorant tubes may also be accepted through municipal curbside or drop-off programs in your area. To determine the materials from which your tubes are made, start by checking the bottom of the tube for the numbered plastic. Before recycling in your curbside bin, remove the dial from the bottom of the tube and be sure to rinse out your tubes with warm water and soap to remove any residual product.” – PC

Zero Waste Lifestyle [Infographic]

Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. no trash is sent to landfills and incinerators.

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