Support Plastic Free July
Plastic pollution can alter habitats and natural processes reducing ecosystems’ ability to adapt to climate change, directly affecting millions of people’s livelihoods, food production capabilities and social well-being.
"We will enjoy and celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty and her many species. We will honour our duty to love and care for her and add to her well-being wherever possible."(Chapter Statement)
Plastic pollution on land and in the seas and oceans is a global problem and considered one of the great environmental challenges of our time. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution by choosing to refuse single-use plastic.
According to the United Nations, every year, over 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide, one third of which is used just once. Every day, the equivalent of over 2000 garbage trucks full of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes.
Yet, there is hope. We learn in this video that if we act now and work as one, to reuse, recycle, reorient and diversify away from plastics, we can reduce plastic pollution by 80% by 2040.