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Why to Get Involved in Plastic Free July 2023

Plastic Free July 2023 is almost here! Krista and I first learned about Plastic Free July three years ago when we started our blog. Since then it has become one of my favourite months of the year. It is so encouraging to see how the Plastic Free July movement has grown and to see people focusing on trying to reduce the plastic in their lives. Since Plastic Free July is right around the corner, I wanted to introduce the month and share some ways to get involved.

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Participating in Plastic Free July 2023

Participating in Plastic Free July is easy! You can do as much or as little as you like for the month. If it is your first time participating in Plastic Free July, it can feel overwhelming at first–at least it was for me! There is a lot of plastic information and facts out there and, once you start looking, there is a lot of plastic to be found in our houses. That’s why I suggest to do as much or as little as you want to. Go all in and 100% plastic free if that is your style or take things slow and steady.

Keep reading for some ways to get involved and some great accounts to follow for Plastic Free July content.

Why to get involved in Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a great opportunity to gain perspective on plastic use in our lives and in our world.

Participate in Plastic Free July so you can:

  • Learn something new about yourself or the world around you.
  • Challenge yourself.
  • Gain perspective on your own plastic use.
  • Gain perspective on plastic use around the world.
  • Put your knowledge about plastic free living to the test.
  • Share about the idea of going plastic free.
  • Help create change in the world.
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How to get involved in Plastic Free July

There are endless ways to participate in Plastic Free July. I recommend finding what works for your situation and then challenge yourself a little.

Here are some ideas for ways you could participate in Plastic Free July:

  • Choose one room in your house and examine which plastic items can be replaced.
    For some ideas, check out our posts on going plastic free in the kitchen, the bathroom, and the laundry room.
  • Share about Plastic Free July 2023 on social media to raise awareness.
  • Try out a new reusable item in place of a single use one.
  • Make sure you pack the reusables that you already have when you’re on the go.
  • Start conversations about plastic to share what you know and to learn from others.
  • Complete a Waste Audit to find out what disposable plastic is showing up in your life the most.
  • Find new, inspiring accounts to follow on social media.
  • Find an event near you to participate in. Check out this years event list here: https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/get-involved/find-events-near-you/

Who to follow this Plastic Free July

There are tons of people and organizations out there sharing about Plastic Free July 2023.

Here are a few accounts to check out and follow along:

And don’t forget to follow us over on Instagram @sustainably.simple.life as we’ll be sharing our posts and have a great contest planned for this month!

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I’d love to hear about your past and present journey with reducing plastic! Eliminating plastic from our lives can be challenging, but it is definitely rewarding!

Will you be participating in Plastic Free July 2023?

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