You may have heard of Plastic Free July —a initiative that started in Perth 2001 by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council. The objective: raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives by encouraging people to eliminate the use of single-use plastic during July. An initiative that started in one city in Australia is now a global movement.
Also starting to make waves is the Plastic Free January movement. The Plastic Wave Project is strengthening this movement by encouraging people to not create any plastic waste for the entire month of January.
Founded in 2018, The Plastic Wave Project is non-profit organisation based in New Jersey, USA that’s on a mission to encourage and educate the general public on the harmful effects single-use plastics are having on our oceans and coastal communities.
The rules of the New Year Plastic Free Challenge are simple.
- If it comes in plastic, don’t take it.
- If it’s made of plastic, don’t buy it.
Just like Plastic Free July, EORTH have taken up the New Year Plastic Free Challenge and will be blogging about the ways to avoid single use plastic during the month of January.
If you’re interested in joining the challenge, follow @theplasticwaveproject on Instagram and use the hashtag #plasticfreejan so they can see your posts.
To learn more about the The Plastic Wave Project visit: https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/