The Plastic Challenge: Go single-use plastics-free this June

I’m going to give this a try. Anyone else interested in doing it, too?

Life & Soul Magazine

Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is challenging people to go single-use plastic free in the month of June for as long as possible, be it a day, days or the whole month.

Single-use plastics are among the most persistent synthetic materials in existence and are now a significant and extensive marine pollutant.

MCS’s month-long campaign, The Plastic Challenge, which runs throughout June aims to change people’s attitudes towards single-use plastics particularly, as well as act as a fundraising initiative to help “save our seas”.

More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in the world’s oceans and seas every year. The plastic is frequently mistaken for food by fish and birds, causing damage to life throughout the seas.

MCS said: “The Plastic Challenge isn’t all about living completely plastic free – in this day and age that would be pretty near impossible.

“We [MCS] are challenging people to give up their lifestyle…

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8 comments on “The Plastic Challenge: Go single-use plastics-free this June

  1. I’m in! I’m so curious to see how hard and easy this is and where I can make permanent changes. Thanks so much for sharing the challenge!

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    • amreade says:

      I had a book signing recently at a bookstore that serves wine and hors d’oeuvres to guests while they listen to authors talk. The store has a new policy–no plastic forks. They’ve asked customers to bring in any extra forks they may have in their silverware drawers so they can be used at the author talks. I think it’s a great idea. I’m looking forward to starting the challenge first thing tomorrow morning. Let me know how you do with your challenge!

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  2. dgkaye says:

    Great share Amy. I always do my best to avoid plastics wherever I can. 🙂

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  3. macjam47 says:

    Fabulous idea. I try not to buy them, but sometimes single use makes more sense – like when traveling.

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  4. This really is a terrific idea. I’ve read so much about the evils of plastic lately that I’m convinced. And living so close to the water here in Malibu makes this all hit home. I was down in the town center just yesterday and saw many at the local favorite, John’s Garden, drinking from water in paper boxes, so this is catching on. Seems the restaurants in town are now leaning away from plastic and towards paper. Thanks for sharing this, Amy.

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  5. I would love to do this, but probably would be difficult for me. 🙄

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