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
● 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