Marine Conservation Society launches its annual Plastic Challenge on 1 July. 9,000 people took up the challenge in 2018 – to try and live as single-use plastic free as possible for some or all of the month of July.
We use single-use plastics for just about everything, from cleaning our teeth and showering, to buying and storing our food and other products. It is durable and lightweight, but it’s these properties that allow it to persist in the environment for hundreds to thousands of years.
The Plastic Challenge isn’t about living completely plastic-free – in this day and age that would be pretty near impossible. We hope Plastic Challengers will try to reduce their plastic footprint in all sorts of ways! Even small changes can make a huge difference.
To get more information or to sign up to take the plastic challenge click here