Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages people to reduce or eliminate their use of single-use plastics. The Plastic Free July movement, started by the Plastic Free Foundation in Australia, has already inspired over 120 million participants in 177 countries.
Importance of Reducing Single-Use Plastics
Single-use plastics are just that – single use. They contribute to litter in our communities and can find their way into our waterways, including the Great Lakes.
As part of its Long Term Waste Management Strategy, the City of Toronto is working towards a circular economy and zero waste future, which prioritize reduction and reuse. The City’s TransformTO climate action strategy also sets a goal to divert 95 per cent of waste from landfill by 2050.
You Can Make a Difference
Take the pledge to help Toronto reduce single-use plastics:
- Refuse single-use plastics at source (i.e. don’t purchase products that are, or are packaged in single-use plastic)
- Learn about and use reusable alternatives
- Spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues
Everyone who takes the pledge will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a $250 prepaid credit card and Live Green Toronto reusable swag bag!