Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics and make more sustainable choices.
In the UK, this initiative holds immense significance as the nation strives to combat plastic waste and its environmental impact.
Plastic waste poses a significant environmental challenge. According to the UK government, the country generates around 2.4 million tons of plastic waste annually, with only a fraction of that being recycled. This waste not only pollutes our land, rivers, and oceans but also harms wildlife and contributes to climate change.
Plastic Free July is driven by the alarming facts and figures related to plastic waste. Here are a few statistics highlighting the issue in the UK:
Plastic Free July empowers individuals to take action against the plastic waste crisis. By adopting simple lifestyle changes and embracing sustainable alternatives, we can all reduce our reliance on single-use plastics and make a positive impact on the environment. These figures above surrounding plastic waste serve as a wake-up call, urging us to be more conscious of our consumption habits.
Here at It’s Interventional we have fully embraced the challenge of Plastic Free July, by asking our team to give up some single use plastic items for the month of July and beyond.
Some have opted to give up buying milk in plastic bottles, or plastic wrapped fruit and veg, cling film and even plastic sandwich bags.
We are passionate about the environment and want to do everything we can to look after our planet. We are proud of our ISO accreditation (ISO: 14001:2015) which helps to keep us focussed on our environmental policy and impact. Plastic Free July is a great opportunity to look at ways we can reduce our plastic use as individuals and focus on our company approach. We already do a lot of good stuff and will seek to find other ways to reduce our plastic consumption.
Our packaging is made from 100% recycled materials, including the biodegradable bubble wrap and brown paper we use to protect our products when they are being delivered. We provide staff with a water cooler to eliminate the need for single-use plastic bottles. We recycle all our recyclable waste and provide recycling bins throughout our office. Wherever we can we avoid using plastics and seek out sustainable alternatives and encourage our team to do the same.
We’d love to hear any other ideas you might have to help us use less plastic! Why not email us at email@example.com