Updated: Jul 6, 2021
ECO CHALLENGE WEEK 1: The Story of Plastic Free July
Quiz is pending on the below info, so read carefully!
Once upon a time there was a woman named Rebecca Prince-Ruiz who was working in Australia & was utterly shocked when she saw the amount of plastic waste produced from a recycling area there.
Wanting to change her own behaviour, in 2011, Rebecca’s ‘Plastic Free July’ idea became famous to the world, which she never believed would become a campaign or a global movement.
She felt strongly about encouraging individuals globally to spread awareness of the amount of single-use disposable plastic packaging there is within our lives & to help people reduce it. Initially, 40 co-workers joined Rebecca in her challenge to limit her single-use plastic consumption.
To reduce her plastic waste, Rebecca utilised reusable menstrual products and limited her food waste by making stock from wilted vegetables & making homemade pastry. She focussed on making small, incremental changes.
Now let’s fast-forward to the year 2020, where 326 million people participated. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign! Join us in following a Plastic Free July!
Here are some tips to help you become plastic free this month!
Bring your own shopping bag!
Purchase a thermos or a reusable cup for your coffee or tea
Bulk buy & avoid single-product packaging
Do not purchase plastic packaging for your fruits & veggies
Avoid storing your food in plastic containers
Purchase your meat & cheese from the deli & use your own container
When out & about, bring your own bottle
Use reusable straws!
Ladies, try out a menstrual cup!
This week there will be a short quiz featured on our Instagram account (@terra_mavi) that will test you on the history of Plastic Free July from this blog post!
The winner will receive a 50% discount off all TerraMavi products!
To learn more about Plastic Free July and plastic waste in general, we invite you to visit the following links: