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Plastic Free July

While many environmental initiatives aim to increase recycling rates, Plastic Free July focuses more on the "reduce" part of the three Rs. Plastic Free July began in 2011 as a local effort in Perth, Australia, and since then it has grown into a global movement with millions of participants worldwide. As its name suggests, participants aim to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics from their everyday life "because every piece of plastic that was ever made is still in existence. [...] Recycling is important but it's never going to be enough." Visitors to the Plastic Free July website will find a plethora of tips and resources for living plastic-free covering virtually all aspects of life, as well as inspiring stories and links to numerous external resources. In the toolbox, readers will find a helpful action picker that offers suggestions for ways to get started and includes a rating that visualizes the positive impact each action would have. This section also includes a number of case studies detailing how people and communities have undertaken this challenge, which for many has become a year-round lifestyle change.
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Date of Scout Publication
November 9th, 2018
Date Of Record Creation
November 7th, 2018 at 11:01am
Date Of Record Release
November 7th, 2018 at 2:17pm
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