A month without single-use plastic? Why you oughta join Plastic free July

Environmental activists are encouraging people around the world to ditch plastic use for a month.

Read: Why consumers need to wake up to plastic waste (and start recycling)

Plastic free July encourages people to refuse single-use plastic items for the entire month in order to raise awareness about plastic pollution.

The campaign is designed to encourage consumers to refuse single-use plastics such as straws, takeaway coffee cups and 'disposable' shopping bags.

Also read: Ecofreaks say stop sucking and try these cool plastic straw alternatives instead

Two environmental advocates explain why the movement is important and describe their own green initiatives.

Environmental campaigner at Two Oceans Aquarium, Hayley McLennan,is champion of their #RethinkTheBag campaign.

Paul Rubin is one of the owners of Cape Town’s first plastic-free grocery store, Nude Foods in Zonnebloem on Constitution Street.

Take a listen to the inspiring discussion:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : A month without single-use plastic? Why you oughta join Plastic free July


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