Celebrate Plastic Free July with Mission Refill!

Celebrate Plastic Free July with Mission Refill!

Every year in July people around the world unite to take on a common challenge: reducing plastic waste. This global movement, known as Plastic Free July, encourages individuals to rethink their plastic consumption and find sustainable alternatives. Let's dive into what Plastic Free July is all about, how it started, and how you can participate, all while recognizing that going completely plastic-free might not be feasible for everyone.

What is Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July is an annual campaign that invites people to be more mindful of their plastic use for the entire month of July. The goal is simple yet impactful: to reduce single-use plastics and promote a cleaner environment. Participants are encouraged to avoid plastic packaging, use reusable items, and make conscious choices that contribute to a more sustainable world.

When Did It Start?

Plastic Free July began in 2011 in Western Australia, thanks to the initiative of Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and a small team at the local government. What started as a local effort quickly gained global traction, growing into one of the most influential environmental campaigns worldwide. Today, millions of people from over 170 countries participate in Plastic Free July, making a significant impact on reducing plastic waste.

How Can You Participate?

Joining Plastic Free July can be both fun and rewarding. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

  1. Bring Your Own Reusables: Swap single-use plastic bags, bottles, and straws for reusable alternatives.
  2. Shop Smart: Choose products with minimal or no plastic packaging. Opt for bulk bins and refill stations when possible.
  3. Educate and Advocate: Share your journey with friends and family, and encourage them to join the movement.
  4. Support Local Businesses: Patronize stores that prioritize sustainability and offer plastic-free options.

Is It Realistic to Go Completely Plastic Free?

While the idea of eliminating plastic entirely is admirable, it's not always practical. Plastic is deeply integrated into our daily lives, from packaging to essential goods. However, Plastic Free July is a perfect opportunity to become more aware of our plastic use and strive to reduce it where we can. Small changes, like switching one household product to a refillable, or choosing products in glass containers, can add up to make a significant difference.

How Mission Refill Can Help

At Mission Refill, we understand the challenges of going plastic-free. That's why we offer over 50 products as refills, allowing you to get your essentials without the single-use plastic packaging. Our goal is to make it easier for you to reduce your plastic footprint and embrace sustainable living.

Join Us at the 3rd Annual Plastic Free July Expo Thursday June 27th from 6:30-8:30pm

We're excited to announce that Mission Refill will be exhibiting at the 3rd Annual Plastic Free July Expo! Join us at the CEC Environmental Hub, located at 1219 State St., for a day of plastic-free information and activities. Meet local organizations working on plastic-free initiatives and learn how you can get involved. It's a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and discover new ways to reduce plastic waste.

Let's make this July a month of positive change. Together, we can create a cleaner, greener future—one refill at a time.