Plastic Free July
Photo credit: Story of Stuff Project
– Editor’s Note:
Perhaps this month the Yelm City Council will vote to ban plastic bags in the city limits and join Thurston County, Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater which have had a bag ban that has worked successfully for years.
– “Pledge to make plastic a thing of the past!”
“Every July, over a million people around the world participate in Plastic Free July, a challenge to refuse single-use plastics for one whole month. That’s a great place to start – but a terrible place to stop!
Here’s why: avoiding plastic for any amount of time is a great thing to do – but that alone won’t end our addiction to plastic. When individuals choose not to buy or use plastic, they remove plastic from their lives. But what we really need is to eliminate problematic plastic from the economy altogether. To do that, we need to work together to push communities, companies, and countries to #breakfreefromplastic.
This year, take the Plastic Free July pledge to make plastic a thing of the past,” from the Story of Stuff Project.