Of course every month is plastic free for me but plastic free July is a time to make a bit of extra effort, promote projects, look at my bin and join with other people all over the world who are taking this time to rethink their relationship with plastic.


In this post you can read about, and find links to more information on….

Keep calling back for updates…..

What is Plastic Free July  litter verge uk featured

The aim is to cut your consumption of one use plastic, for one month – July. If that sounds a bit much bear in mind that definitions of one use plastic can vary. And how much you choose to cut is up to you.

You can  take this opportunity to tackle one item. Maybe get your self a milkman, buy (or make) some produce bags for loose veges or get a refillable water bottle.

You don’t have to do it all at once!

The plastic you loose is more important than the plastic you use!

A bit of history
Plastic Free July started in 2011. It is an initiative of the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) in Perth, Western Australia and was developed by clever Earth Carers staff. In 2012 Plastic Free July expanded across Perth and in 2013 it went global. They have a great website and are all round good eggs.

My Plastic Free July

Because I have been doing it for so long I try to cut all plastic including glass with plastic lined metal lids. Yup – hardcore. See my pledges and get regular updates on how I am doing here

Keeping in Touch
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Keep up with the project via the Twitter and the

#pfjuk tag

Last year we used the twitter hashtag #pfjuk for British related posts. Mainly because it got very dispiriting to hear of a fantastic bulk food store only to find it was based in Sydney.

And do check out the Plastic Is Rubbish Support Group where people share plastic free tips.

2016 U.K. Participants pfjuk featured

It’s really important to link up with U.K. based plastivists who will be sharing throughout the month. While some solutions like solid shampoo from Lush can be accessed UK wide,  many are local. If you are tweeting or writing this month get on the list….

Contact me if you want to be included. Tweet me @plasticSrubbish  e- mail or leave a comment.

So far we have have

the lovely Pip- squeaking @Pip_Squeaking of in her second year now. 

Vicky@busygreenmum I blog about homegrown and foraged food and drink, reducing waste and buying less to reduce our carbon footprint and maybe save a little money on the way.

Helen McGonigal@SpotofEarth Blogger & freelance writer, literacy workshop consultant, author of Mummy Makes Milk, mum of three, wife.

New Plastic-free U.K. Directory member Jerry Bottles. Read about them here. Tweet them @jerrybottles

Libby Darling – “I run a beaching cleaning group and local eco/education Charity here in Rottingdean, just outside of Brighton, I have recently led a plastic free challenge in May & June to my local schools etc and it’s on going!
It’s not easy but it’s worth every moment!”

Fiona Hancox – no details as yet but on board!


2014 see here

Plasticfree U.K. Directory

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I am putting together a directory of plastic less resources. The aim is to share resources. If you are a UK based plasticless  business, organisation or blogger and you want to be in the P-f U.K. directory please send a brief write up. Guidelines here.

Plastic Is Rubbish Support Group

This year I set up a Plastic Is Rubbish facebook group where people share plastic free tips. It’s a great resource.

More Resources & Info

Loads of plastic free products here… A to Z of plastic free products

And see all our past posts here

Anyplace, Anywhere

I am proof that you can do this anywhere no matter the constraints

2014 I did it while travelling  in a van. Here is how I did.

2015 I did it with a backpack  check out Plastic free Mongolia




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23 thoughts on “2016 Plastic-free July

  1. RT @plasticSrubbish: @Chillibronze @nataliefee see the other #plasticfreejuly Brits here also tweeting under #pfjuk
    want to go on list? h…

  2. I learned a lot from taking part in Plastic Free July last year. Not sure if I can commit to taking part in it this year but will carry on with what I picked up last year, ie taking reusable utensils etc with me, reusing bags, no straws etc. And of course taking lots of inspiration from 2015’s bloggers!

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