The Big Picture
Plastic Free July is a month of global activity demonstrating solidarity around living our lives without single-use plastic.
As a movement of nearly 1,500 organizations and more than 6,000 individuals from all over the world, we have the power to let our communities, cities, and countries know that we can say no to single-use plastic!
Of course, Plastic Free July is only the beginning. It’s not about changing our individual behavior in one month, but rather, pushing for systemic change. From holding corporations accountable, to lobbying governments for better legislation, to veering away from false solutions and embracing Zero Waste, we all have a role to play in ending plastic pollution for good. Learn more about how we can do this here.
Our efforts are not affiliated with Plastic Free July Australia. We encourage using the #breakfreefromplastic hashtag at the forefront of all communications for Plastic Free July to avoid confusion.
Take action against plastic pollution even beyond Plastic Free July
Check out these daily actions we took that you can also do any time of the year!
Let’s Make our Voices Heard
Check out this social media guide for ways to amplify our message to corporations and government leaders this Plastic Free July.
Option 1 – Join a campaign or activity by one of the Break Free From Plastic movement’s members!
The Story of Stuff Project
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (Friends of the Earth Malaysia):
Zero Waste Alliance Ukraine:
Center for International Environmental Law:
City to Sea:
Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment:
Greenpeace CEE – Croatia:
Greenpeace CEE – Croatia
Visit Greenpeace’s sculpture to learn more about the impact of single-use plastic:
July 2 | Umag, 18-22h
July 3 | Poreč, 18-22h
July 4 | Pula, 18-22h
Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia / Zero Waste Croatia
Join any of the activities of Plastic-Free Week:
Creative DIY workshop on recycling old t-shirts into new canvas bags
Online campaign #Mogubez jednokratne plastike! (I can do without single-use plastic) #breakfreefromplastic
Street action/performance and media press conference
Online quiz with prizes
Quiz with prizes
Movie screenings under the stars
Philippine BFFP members
Join the policy forum for single-use plastics in the last week of July (details to follow)
Foundation Save The Med
Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association
Watch out for weekly street talks on cigarette filters’ plastic nature and Join the large-scale cigarette butt pick-up event (details to follow).
Inland Ocean Coalition
Join a talk about plastic pollution at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Hillside Club and the Ecology Center
Centre for Zero Waste & Development
Join a Panel discussion on the current EPR on Ban on plastics.
Contact them at:
Option 2 – Start something on your own! Here are some toolkits and resources that you may find useful:
For personal action
After you’ve calculated the amount of plastic you use, you can start eliminating various types of plastic products from your life! No need to do it all in one go; just do it at a pace that works for you.
For collective action
Take your clean-up to the next level by identifying the culprits behind the plastic pollution you find! This toolkit helps you measure and track the kinds of plastic waste you collect so you can call out the corporations that need to clean up their acts.
Whether you’re a company or NGO, you can lead the way towards a more sustainable future! Download the toolkits to learn how.
Encourage your school to go plastic-free
Check out Post-Landfill Action Network’s Plastic Free Campus Tookit and Gallifrey Foundation’s Plastic Free Campus Module for detailed guides on how to go about it.
Educate your community about a serious issue in a fun way! This toolkit takes you through some recommended steps for hosting an event where people can learn about plastic pollution and who started it (spoiler alert: it’s corporations!).
Register your Action
Let us know what you did for Plastic Free July and share your photos/articles/materials with us! We’ll then share these on Break Free From Plastic channels.
Get in Touch
Got any great ideas or questions? Drop us a line below!
Learn more about the Break Free From Plastic movement through any of these channels:
Join the movement here! In case you’re already a member, you can update your profile with the same link. This way, we can contact you about opportunities specific to your location, expertise, and interests!