It’s back for its 11th year; you can read all about it the movement here: Plastic Free July. Cityscape Recruitment is stepping up to the challenge once again and is committing to going plastic-free for a 4th time.
The #PlasticFreeJuly movement inspired an estimated 140 million participants go plastic-free last year and, in turn, refused 301 million everyday plastic items. This equates to 2.1 million tonnes of single-use plastic, including drinks bottles, coffee cups, packaging, straws and plastic bags, not ending up in landfills or the sea. And, arguably more important for the long-term, 8.5 out of 10 participants changed their consumption behaviour, which has now become a habit and a new way of life.
So what does it mean for Cityscape Recruitment? From today, we are challenging our team to avoid all single-use plastic in the office for the entire month. No plastic drink bottles, no plastic shopping bags, no takeaway coffees, no microwave meals, no sandwich wrappers, no polystyrene takeaway food containers – the list is seemingly endless! We want them to review their buying habits and try to make informed choices to help cut out single-use plastic for the month and, like the 8.5 out of 10 participants above, continue these choices into the future. To help kick start our plastic swaps, ‘Circular’ has lots of tips for how to succeed in July (and onwards).
As we did previously, we are using #PlasticFreeJuly to raise money for a charity that focuses on eliminating plastic pollution. If any of the team chooses to bring single-use plastic into the office (or it is unavoidable), they will need to donate £1 to our collection pot.
We have been avid supporters of reducing plastic waste for several years, and will be for years to come.
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