Plastic Free July 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE

Let our communities, cities, and countries know that we continue to refuse single-use plastic.  To join the campaign, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram You can also follow our toolkit below for posts/tweets, images, and actions you can participate in and share on your own social media.

What’s in the pack?

Follow #BreakFreeFromPlastic on social media!

Hashtag

  • #PlasticFreeJuly #JustRecovery #breakfreefromplastic #BetterNormal #NotDisposable #reusableispossible

QUICKLINKS

Hashtag

  • #PlasticFreeJuly #JustRecovery #breakfreefromplastic #BetterNormal #NotDisposable #reusableispossible

QUICKLINKS

Sample tweets to use throughout July:

    • ◾ It’s Plastic Free July and I’m taking action with @brkfreeplastic to show that a life free from single-use plastic is still possible! Together, we will #BreakFreeFromPlastic by demanding governments  & corporations take action. JOIN US: https://bit.ly/PFJULY2020 
    • ◾ This#PlasticFreeJuly, we voice the need for a #BetterNormal and a #JustRecovery by calling on governments and corporations to say no to single-use plastic. Follow @brkfreeplastic for updates. https://bit.ly/PFJULY2020 
    • ◾ This July, I commit to [insert something you commit to do, i.e. “refuse single-use plastic” or “wear reusable facemasks”] as part of a global movement to #BreakFreeFromPlastic. Follow @brkfreeplastic and join us: https://bit.ly/PFJULY2020 

     

    • ◾ [insert handle of family member or friend], will you commit to going plastic-free with me this July? Follow @brkfreeplastic for daily actions to take. Together, let’s #BreakFreeFromPlastic and show governments & corporations that a #BetterNormal free from unnecessary plastic is possible! https://bit.ly/PFJULY2020 

Just Recovery Tweets You Can Follow:

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    Week 1: July 1-4 

    Just Recovery Principle #1:  Prioritize health for people and planet
    • ◾ For #PlasticFreeJuly, I’m showing off my reusable [facemask, bottle, bag]  as a stand against single-use plastics. Our life and our future are #NotDisposable, and we deserve a #BetterNormal. Will you join me? Follow @brkfreeplastic. (https://bit.ly/2BrXWgF for more info)
    • ◾ Switching to a reusable face mask or water bottle is one way individuals can work towards a plastic-free future, but we must also look at the biggest polluters – corporations. Join me in this quest for a #BetterNormal. Follow @brkfreeplastic and join us: bit.ly/PFJULY
       

    Week 2: July 5-11 

    Just Recovery Principle #2:   Invest in solutions not Bailouts 
    • ◾ This #PlasticFreeJuly let’s imagine a future without #plasticpollution. Demand govts invest in sustainable economies & community empowerment instead of bailing out corporations. Sign the petition for #BreakFreeFromPlastic Pollution Act in the US 👉 https://p2a.co/wSts6sf
    • ◾ This #PlasticFreeJuly, I commit to refuse single-use plastic. It’s time for lawmakers in [insert your country] to follow suit. @[insert handle of your local policymaker], will you join the movement to #BreakFreeFromPlastic?
       

    Week 3: July 12-18 

    Just Recovery Principle #3:  Replace single-use with sustainable systems 
    • ◾ Hey @[a brand that banned reusables] and @[insert handle of your local government official] look, reusable is still possible. It’s time we #breakfreefromplastic because we a #JustRecovery! #PlasticFreeJuly  [insert image of your reusable item]
    • ◾ To truly have a #JustRecovery we must #breakfreefromplastic and replace single-use with REAL solutions like reuse and refill. Join #PlasticFreeJuly so we can show the world that reusable is possible!
       

    Week 4: July 19-25 

    Just Recovery Principle #4:  Demand corporate and government accountability
    • ◾ Hey @[brand] it’s #PlasticFreeJuly and you’re making it impossible because of your #ridiculouspackaging. Why don’t you join us as we #breakfreefromplastic and work towards a better, plastic-free future?  [insert image of overkill/ridiculous plastic packaging] 
    • ◾ Businesses have a vital role in taking us to a world free from #plasticpollution. This #PlasticFreeJuly, will [insert name of business/corporation — go here for the top polluters according to the 2019 Global Brand Audit Report] commit to getting rid of single-use plastic and #BreakFreeFromPlastic? 
       

    Week 5: July 26 – 31 

    Just Recovery Principle #5:  Engage in impacted communities 
    • ◾ I dedicate this #PlasticFreeJuly to the frontline communities bearing the burden of the plastic pollution crisis. I commit to #breakfreefromplastic and continuing the fight for social and #environmentaljustice. 
    • ◾ #PlasticFreeJuly is just the start. We must continue to fight for the frontline communities bearing the burden of the plastic pollution crisis. Together, we can #breakfreefromplastic and raise the importance of  #environmentaljustice. 
    • ◾ I commit to going beyond #PlasticFreeJuly and fighting against #plasticpollution. Let’s #breakfreefromplastic and strive for a brighter, more just future. 

Sample Instagram/Facebook Posts to use throughout July:

On Instagram, please consider making ___ the link in your bio and tagging @BreakFreeFromPlastic

      • ◾ This #PlasticFreeJuly, we’re doing things a bit differently with our theme of  #JustRecovery! 

      We’ll talk about the truths behind #plasticpollution, share actionable solutions, debunk myths, celebrate #breakfreefromplastic changemakers, and introduce our 5 Just Recovery Principles for a #BetterNormal.  Join us by following @BreakFreeFromPlastic!

      • ◾ It’s Plastic Free July and I’m taking action by joining a global movement that shows that a life free from single-use plastic is still possible, starting with the refusal of disposable masks, and encouraging others to wear reusable ones instead. Together, we will #BreakFreeFromPlastic by holding governments and corporations accountable by taking swift action to end plastic pollution for good. Our lives, and our future are #NotDisposable. Join us! Follow @BreakFreeFromPlastic for updates and daily actions. https://bit.ly/PFJULY2020 #BreakFreeFromPlastic 
      • ◾ Join the movement to #BreakFreeFromPlastic! This July, say *no* to single-use plastic and show governments and corporations that  a #BetterNormal is possible. Follow @BreakFreeFromPlastic for #justrecovery discussions all month: https://bit.ly/PFJULY2020 

       

      • ◾ This July, I commit to [insert something you commit to do, i.e. “refuse single-use plastic” or “make use of reusable masks”] as part of a global movement to #BreakFreeFromPlastic. We deserve a #BetterNormal and a #JustRecovery from Covid-19. Follow @BreakFreeFromPlastic and join us: https://bit.ly/PFJULY2020

Just Recovery FB/IG Posts you can follow:

 

Week 1: July 1-4 

Just Recovery Principle #1:  Prioritize health for people and planet
  • ◾ For #PlasticFreeJuly, I’m showing off my reusable [facemask, bottle, bag]  as a stand against single-use plastics. Our life and our future are #NotDisposable, and we deserve a #BetterNormal. Will you join me? Follow @breakfreefromplastic.
 

Week 2: July 5-11 

Just Recovery Principle #2:   Invest in solutions not Bailouts 
  • ◾ This #PlasticFreeJuly let’s imagine a future without #plasticpollution. Let’s demand that governments invest in sustainable economies and community empowerment instead of bailing out corporations. 

Sign the petition demanding the US govt to junk the plastics industry bailout, and instead to prioritize the #BreakFreeFromPlastic Pollution Act of 2020. 👉 https://p2a.co/wSts6sf ◾ More than just skipping single-use plastic, for me #PlasticFreeJuly is about imagining a future without #plasticpollution.  Join us in demanding governments invest in sustainable economies and community empowerment instead of bailing out corporations so we can truly have a #BetterNormal. Sign to ask US govt to junk the plastic industry bailout & prioritize the #BreakFreeFromPlastic Pollution Act 👉https://p2a.co/wSts6sf

 

Week 3: July 12-18 

Just Recovery Principle #3:  Replace single-use with sustainable systems 
  • ◾ An everyday must-have for me especially this #PlasticFreeJuly! @[a brand that banned reusables], check out my [insert reusable item]. See, reusable is still possible. Care to join us as we #breakfreefromplastic? [insert image of your reusable item]
  • ◾ I was going to go to @[a brand that banned reusables] but they banned reusables. 🤷‍♀️To truly have a #JustRecovery we must #breakfreefromplastic and replace single-use with REAL solutions like reuse and refill. Join #PlasticFreeJuly so we can show the world that reusable is possible!
 

Week 4: July 19-25 

Just Recovery Principle #4:  Demand corporate and government accountability
  • ◾ Just look at this #ridiculouspackaging! @[brand] it’s #PlasticFreeJuly and you’re making it impossible because of your packaging.Why don’t you join us as we #breakfreefromplastic and work towards a better, plastic-free future? Today’s the perfect day to start! [insert image of overkill/ridiculous plastic packaging]
  • ◾ Businesses have a vital role in taking us to a world free from #plasticpollution. This #PlasticFreeJuly, will [insert name of business/corporation — go here for the top polluters according to the 2019 Global Brand Audit Report] commit to getting rid of single-use plastic? #BreakFreeFromPlastic [insert image of overkill/ridiculous plastic packaging] 
 

Week 5: July 26 – 31 

Just Recovery Principle #5:  Engage in impacted communities 
  • ◾ I dedicate this #PlasticFreeJuly to the frontline communities bearing the burden of the plastic pollution crisis. I commit to #breakfreefromplastic and continuing the fight for social and #environmentaljustice. 
  • ◾ #PlasticFreeJuly is just the start. We must continue to fight for the frontline communities bearing the burden of the plastic pollution crisis. Together, we can #breakfreefromplastic and raise the importance of  #environmentaljustice. 
  • ◾ #PlasticPollution is everywhere, but so are the solutions to getting out of this unending cycle. #BreakFreeFromPlastic changemakers are leading the way to end plastic pollution for good. Let’s continue the fight even after #PlasticFreeJuly. Follow @BreakFreeFromPlastic and join us! Get involved: https://bit.ly/PFJULY2020 
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