Plastic-Free July

July 2, 2020

Plastic waste is overwhelming our natural spaces, especially our waterways. It is estimated that by mid-century, plastic will outweigh the sea life in our oceans. Plastic does not biodegrade– it breaks down into tiny particles called microplastics. Marine life ingests microplastics and these particles move through the food chain. In fact, you probably have some inside you right now! Scientists say it’s possible that humans ingest 39,000 to 52,000 microplastic particles every year. Reducing plastic waste is essential for protecting human health, animals, and our environment.

Protecting the water bodies that provide our drinking water, allow for recreation, and support countless species is becoming increasingly important as plastic waste builds up. As we spend our summers cooling off in lakes, rivers, and oceans, it’s important to not take our waterways for granted. This July, we encourage you to take the challenge of going plastic-free. Recruit your friends, family, and neighbors to take the Plastic-Free July Pledge

Everyone that takes the pledge will be automatically entered to win a free zero-waste kit! At the end of July, we’ll choose five winners to receive this special prize. No purchase necessary.

COVID-19 note: Please dispose of your personal protective equipment (face masks, gloves, etc) in the trash. These items are not recyclable and can jam recycling equipment and harm the workers.

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