This month is Plastic Free July! Are you up for the challenge?

If you haven’t heard already, this month is Plastic Free July! In this month’s series of blog posts, we’ll introduce Plastic Free July and show you how you can participate in the global movement to reduce plastic use.

What is Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July began in Australia, in 2011. The aim of the movement is to educate and encourage people globally to reduce their plastic waste. As the movement has grown, more people than ever are taking part, with 140 million participants recorded in 2021. 

Watch the video to learn more! 

Every July, the Plastic Free Foundation challenges us all to participate and make new habits which have long term benefits to the environment - and hopefully continue them beyond July! If you ever worry that your participation is small, impact surveys by the Plastic Free Foundation show that waste was reduced by over 2.1 BILLION tons - 300 million kg of which was plastic waste, due to participation in the movement. Every person’s contribution matters!

How do I Join?

Joining the challenge costs nothing and may even save you money! The Plastic Free Foundation website provides a wealth of resources to help you to succeed in reducing plastic consumption, and waste in general. You can visit the Plastic Free July website here to learn more about joining the challenge to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.

How can we help you?

At Refill It, we’re committed to help you with anything you need to begin your journey to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help. No question is too small and there’s no such thing as a silly question! So pop in store, email us, or drop us a DM on our socials! We also offer a home consultation service, if you’d like support in making your home more eco-friendly. Contact us for more info!

So, what are you waiting for? Take the challenge, and join the movement to a more sustainable, plastic free environment! 

Join us for next week’s blog post for a guide to recycling your plastic waste! 


Plastic Free Foundation. (2022). About Us. Plastic Free July.

Plastic Free Foundation. (2022). Plastic Free July. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.