It's #PlasticFreeJuly at IT People Group

For the second year in a row, IT People Group joins the #PlasticFreeJuly movement, and takes up the challenge to reduce plastic consumption!



What is Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July is a global movement to raise awareness about plastic pollution. The concept is simple: participants are challenged to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics by avoiding their use.



How to join the movement?

It is understandable that not all of us can totally reduce our plastic consumption during the month, however, we can take small steps such as avoiding the use of straws, bags or plastic bottles!


The idea is to become more aware and awake to the problem of excessive plastic consumption, and to make our contribution to reducing it!


HERE, you can find some ideas on how to start!



Some suggestions on how to reduce your plastic consumption


  1. Say no to single-use plastics

Avoid straws, cotton swabs, shopping bags, take-away containers, and so on, and so on...



  1. Use reusable bags

Making your shopping list? The first item might be "don't forget to carry a reusable bag"! Keep them in places where you'll remember them: in the car, in your backpack, at the entrance to your house...

You are at the supermarket and forgot to take your bag? Then choose ones that are made of natural fibers, like cotton, jute, or recycled plastic bottles!


  1. Packaged food

Much of the food is still packaged in plastic - but there are alternatives! It is becoming increasingly common to find products packaged in paper, cardboard, or glass, which are generally easier to recycle than plastic. Opt for these alternatives and, whenever possible, choose items that are sold in bulk.


  1. Say no to "bottling"

Let's rid the traffic of empty plastic bottles lying under our beds and on our desks! Does tap water taste bad? Filter it! We're sure that you don't need a reminder to always use our little reusable bottle!


  1. Party Plastic Free

Disposable plastics are out, but let's also bar confetti and balloons! You have recycled paper decorative options, and you can DIY!


  1. Ice cream? In a cone, please!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream... in cone! Unless you have an alternative to the plastic cup and spoon, the cone seems like a VERY viable solution, or not? Who says no to a cookie?



Will you join us in this movement?



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