Plastic Free July

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – 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?

To find out everything there is to know about Plastic Free July and to register your commitment go to www.plasticfreejuly.org

Make sure you take their PESKY PLASTIC QUIZ

Ready to go!

Plastic Free Seas posters for printing utilising Plastic Free July templates

Take the PFJ Office Challenge

Are your daily lifestyle habits creating a lot of waste? Are you an impulse purchaser of food and drink on the run? Start with one action and reduce or refuse that plastic. No need to buy anything new for this July challenge just repurpose what you have – cutlery, food containers, reusable bags, glass jars… you probably have all the solutions you need at home already.

2020 Summer Staycation!

Whether you are on vacation or most likely a staycation these summer holidays, you have an opportunity to ditch the disposable plastic and be prepared for any eventuality. Having a travel kit of reusables on hand makes takeaway food, coffee on the go, refilling a water bottle or souvenir shopping so much easier and much less wasteful. You’ll have no excuse for using single use.

Want to swap your Tricky 6?

Bathroom swaps can reduce your plastic significantly. Ditch the wet wipes for a wash cloth. Swap plastic toothbrushes for bamboo. Invest in a good razor that you only replace the blades. Get rid of the shampoo bottles and soap pump and try bar soap and shampoo. For cotton buds seek out paper or wood stems. Can you find non plastic wrapped toilet paper?

Don’t know where to start?

Why not Investigate your Plastic Footprint?

Kickstart July with a Plastic Footprint Investigation of your home or in your office? You will find out which plastic products are your problem plastics and you will be able to see exactly how much plastic you will save after taking on the challenge?

Are you ready to find out how?

During COVID reusable cups are still safe to use.

As a result of the rise in plastic use and disposable items, a consortium of scientists penned a statement saying that reusable containers do not increase the risk of transmission. The statement was signed by 119 scientists from 18 different countries. It includes epidemiologists, virologists, biologists, chemists and doctors, who all agree that the best available guidance from public health professionals says reusable cups, bags and containers are perfectly safe to use as long as people employ simple and basic hygiene.

Choose a Washable, Reusable Face Mask

Millions of face masks are used every day in Hong Kong but studies have shown that reusable and washable face masks are safe to use. We are seeing the impacts of the disposable masks littered in the environment and floating in our ocean.  Dispoable masks are made from polypropylene and will not breakdown in any meaningful timeframe.  There are reusable masks readily available in shops, online and from the HK government.

Did You Know?

If you swapped your daily disposable coffee cup habit and switched to a reusable mug over the year you will prevent a whopping 780 pieces of rubbish (lids, cups and sleeves) ending up in landfills! 

Did You Know?

Conversations about Plastic Free July with businesses, cafes, restaurants and shops could lead to larger scale plastic reduction actions. Who could you speak with to make a plastic-free change?

Did You Know?

You could turn Plastic Free July into a friendly competition in your office or between friends?  Who can make the biggest reduction in their plastic usage?