Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is urging the public to make their own Plastic Challenge this July to help stop ocean plastic pollution.
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.
You could switch to reusable bottles, make a promise to avoid plastic food packaging, or even try to cut single-use plastic out for the whole month – and beyond! Join the Plastic Challenge and MCS will send you information and tips in July to help you on your plastic-free journey.