Plastic Free July

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Footprint Foundation just wrapped up Plastic Free July, a month long challenge to reduce the use of plastic in our everyday lives.

This year, the Plastic Free July movement had a record breaking number of participants, with 326 MILLION people worldwide participating in the Plastic Free July challenge.
We did our part and further amplified the message with a large social media push and weekly documentary screenings educating about the issues resulting from plastic waste. Additional educational Q&As provided more context for our followers.

What is Plastic Free July? Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and healthier people.

People participating in the challenge pledge to
● reduce their household waste and recycling by 23kg per
person per year (almost 5%)
● contribute to a total saving of 825 million kg of plastic
waste each year
● 9 out of 10 people made changes that have become
habits/ a way of life

How can you take Plastic Free July beyond the month of July to
help curb the issues resulting from plastic pollution
● Say no to plastic straws, drink from the cup or use a
reusable straw
● Refuse plastic cutlery, bring your own reusable set
● Choose to use a reusable water bottle or coffee mug
● Bring your own grocery bags to the store

More ideas can be found here!

We would like to give a special thanks to our #footprintheroes
that helped us spread the challenge during the month of July
● Jackson Dollinger
● Sarah Ferguson
● Camila Ahrendt
● Quinn Friedman
● Julia Garcia
● Nambosa April Mabovula
● Gianfranco Marcone
● Kathy Salosny
● Symera Jackson
● Jose Antonio Neme
● Rodrigo Herrera

Below you can find the videos of our live Q&A sessions with some
of the movers and shakers of the plastic pollution awareness

Jace Tunnel, Founder of Nurdle Patrol

Craig Leeson, Director and Producer of “A Plastic Ocean” and Co-
Founder of the non-profit Plastic Oceans

Angela Sun, Director and Producer of “A Plastic Paradise”

Linda Booker, Director and Producer of “STRAWS”

Jackie Nuñez, Founder and PPC Project Manager of “The Last
Plastic Straw”