About Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July in a nutshell...
The Plastic Free July campaign raises awareness of our growing plastic waste problem and supports behaviour change by helping people to avoid single-use (disposable) plastic. But it's not just about changing our own behaviour, we want to scale our impact by sharing solutions and be part of a wider movement for change. So community groups, businesses, schools and other organisations can also participate in Plastic Free July - we have a toolbox of resources and lots of ideas to help you!
What started in 2011 as a local initiative of the Western Metropolitan Regional Council in Perth, Australia grew rapidly grew. It is now a global movement that has mobilised more than 2 million people from over 150 countries to take measurable steps to reduce plastic use.
Plastic Free July is now an independent not-for-profit Foundation with the mission of building a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling. More information about the Plastic Free July Foundation, it's mission and board members coming soon.
If you'd like to make a donation to support our work, you can do so here:
If you'd like more information about Plastic Free July:
Whether you're an individual or you'd like to take Plastic Free July to your school, business or organisation, the first step is the register for the Plastic Free July challenge.
If you'd like more information about living plastic-free, you'll find handy hints and tips under the Living Plastic Free tab.
If you'd like more information about how to host an event or take Plastic Free July into your community, you'll find some ideas for getting started in the Toolbox.
If you'd like help promoting your event or Plastic Free July, use our free downloadable posters and also our Plastic July logos are free for non-commercial use.
If you'd like to find information or images to use with media releases, our Press page has pre-prepared information for you to use and share.