"Think about it. Why would you make something that you're going to use for a few minutes out of a material that's basically going to last forever, and you're just going to throw it away. What's up with that?" Jeb Berrier, BagIt Movie
"Whilst the challenge may seem daunting, there are some really simple ways to cut down on plastic. This includes using reusable containers, saying no to straws and carrying reusable shopping bags. It is important to remember that this is a challenge, not a competition. There is some plastic packaging you simply can’t avoid”. Plastic Free July co-creator, WMRC's Rebecca Prince-Ruiz
"Finally, after 6 years of working to reduce my plastic use, I feel like my actions are part of a movement vastly bigger than myself. Events like Plastic-Free July blow me away. Imagine, an entire country trying to reduce its plastic use for an entire month. I want to help the momentum of Plastic-Free July spread across the globe - or at least to my corner of it. Kudos to all of you. I'm honoured to be a part of this effort." - Beth Terry, author of My Plastic Free Life
Plastic pollution is a massive and at the same time intensely personal environmental problem...we touch and see plastic every day of our lives. With every trip to the grocery store we can readily see our waste footprint grow. On the bright side, all of us can do something immediate and measurable to reduce it." David de Rothschild, 'Plastiki'
“Plastic Free July gives people the opportunity to see that they really do not need the many processed packages that we bring into our home; that we can make the same foods from scratch easily and they are far more nourishing and delicious. They're not as difficult as they might look and really don't take that long. That's what we are going to be talking about and doing in our demonstration – making everyday basic foods from scratch, from ingredients we have bought from the bulk bin cheaper”. Jude Blereau, Wholefoods Chef
“Since participating in Plastic Free July I am constantly thinking of ways to reduce my plastic packaging. I have used my own reusable shopping bags for years, but now I take my own containers to buy meat and cheese and I try to purchase in bulk. During last year’s challenge I cut up an old net curtain to make different sized reusable bags for fruit, nuts and vegetables.” Plastic Free July participant, Wilma van Boxtel of Swanbourne, Western Australia