Fancy a challenge?
Plastic Free July (PFJ) is certainly that. It’s enlightening and it may even help you and others around you change your behaviour. It will certainly change the way you think about and look at plastic.
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems and amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives and challenges people to do something about it. Individuals, schools and organisations can sign up for a day, a week or the whole month and try to refuse ALL single-use plastic or try the TOP 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups and straws.
While PFJ, may not be a perfect fit for the New Zealand school calendar, it will still offer you a great opportunity to do some in depth thinking with your students about our relationship with plastic and there are great resources on their website http://www.plasticfreejuly.org.
By 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. Most comes from land and was was once in our hands. Refuse single-use plastic and together lets keep our oceans clean. Join over 40,000 people, schools and organisations from 90 countries and let those same hands be part of the solution.