About the Plastic Free Foundation
Plastic Free July in a nutshell...
From a humble office initiative in 2011 started by the WMRC Earth Carers in Perth, Australia the Plastic Free Foundation is now a independent not-for-profit Foundation. We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and have fundraising licences in WA and Victoria (other states pending). We are also registered and eligible to receive grants from the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF). Donations help us continue to help millions of people and organisations across the world make change.
We are calling for all global citizens to collectively address on of the world’s greatest environmental challenges, plastic waste. Join our global movement by taking up the challenge to #choosetorefuse and go #plasticfreejuly. Over 3 million people from 177 countries are choosing to be part of our annual Plastic Free July challenge, reducing their consumption of single-use plastics in July and beyond.
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. Community groups, businesses, schools and other organisations can also participate in Plastic Free July - get started with our handy toolbox of resources.
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.
For more information about the Plastic Free Foundation and the impacts of Plastic Free July download our double-sided A4 flyer.