Supporting a Plastic Free July with Global Fauna
Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. This awareness campaign aims to reduce the hundreds of millions of tons of plastic that are produced each year. At Mindroom we are supporting this initiative by providing bins for each waste type, making correct waste disposal easier for you.
Reggie De Santis (CEO of Global Fauna) one of our Mindroom Innovation students, shares her valuable knowledge with us:
The hard truth about plastic pollution…
- By 2050 it is projected that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean (by weight).
- One in four fish tested contain plastic. This plastic is entering the food chain and ends up on our plates.
- Tens of thousands of marine animals are killed every year from plastic bag litter when they mistake plastic bags for food such as jellyfish.
How you can help to reduce your plastic consumption
- Replace plastic bottles and single use cups, more cost efficient and can keep your drink hotter or colder longer.
- Don’t use grocery plastic bags, plastic grocery bags can be replaced with reusable ones.
- Buying in bulk, buying in bulk eliminates packaging waste.
- Choose to refuse single-use plastic straws, swap for metal or bamboo straw.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- By following the three R’s (reduce, reuse, and recycle) you can help create a more sustainable future for our planet.
Don’t worry! We’re all in this together & together we are stronger! Why not make one small change to reduce your plastic consumption this July. Adopting any of these habits in your day-to-day life is an excellent step towards shifting your patterns & mindset around plastic consumption. And remember, you’ll be helping not only yourself but the planet and the whole environment (flora and fauna).
To understand a bit more about plastic, here are the 7 major types of plastics and how they can be recycled, or not.
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Written by Reggie De Santis, CEO – Global Fauna Environmental Education.
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