Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement where
millions come together each year to be part of the plastic solution.
This Plastic-Free July, we’re challenging you to step out of autopilot
and kick out commonplace plastic waste…are you up for it?

Wherever you are right now, look around and identify 3 pieces of plastic.

Easy, right? Every day, we engage in activities that generate plastic waste without even realizing it.

This Plastic Free July, we dare you to stop, spot, and swap out plastic that sneaks into everyday use.

We'll focus on weekly themes and give you mini-challenges to tackle throughout the week. By the end, you’ll know exactly where plastic creeps in and how to kick it out for good!

Let us know how you get on for the chance to receive a $50 gift card!

Share your progress on Instagram and tag @shopearthhero, or via email [email protected], and we’ll pick one random winner per week.

Cold & Hard Like Plastic

The Facts

Ready To Make a Change?


Discover where you use the most plastic

Take the Pesky Plastic Quiz


Explore Plastic Free July events near you

See the Map


Get started on our weekly challenges!

Join the Challenge

Join Our Plastic Free July Challenge

1. Sign Up to Our Emails

We'll send you weekly tips, ideas, and discounts for PFJ.

Join the Mailing List

2. Try Our Weekly Mini Challenges

Whether you check off one action each week or go all-in on one day, start making chances that stick!

3. Let Us Know How You Get On!

Share your progress on Instagram and tag @shopearthhero, or email us at [email protected].

At the end of each week, we'll randomly pick one person to win a $50 gift card!

Weekly Mini Challenges

  • Refuse plastic cutlery when ordering take-out
  • Carry a water bottle with you everywhere
  • Say "no" to plastic straws when you're out
  • Reuse and refill old containers
  • Keep tote bags in your car (For last-minute trips to the store)
  • Bring reusable produce bags to the grocery store
  • Store and use up leftovers
  • Switch to bamboo dish brushes
  • Swap you plastic sponges for biodegradable sponges
  • Choose compostable trash bags
  • Stock up on hand soap bars
  • Try out shampoo and conditioner bars
  • Gift a bar & spread the word
  • Use a bar for something you've never thought of before...
  • Pack your bars in a travel tin
  • Opt for natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, or bamboo
  • Replace liquid detergent with sheets
  • Use a microfiber catcher for synthetic fabrics
  • If the weather allows, hang your clothes out on a line
  • If not, use reusable dryer balls

4 Weekly Themes

5 Mini Challenges

20+ Ways to Make a Change

Discover Fun and Affordable Activities

Get the Kids Involved Too!

Plastic Hunt

Challenge your kids to find plastic items around the house to showcase how common it is in our lives.

Nature Crafts

Let their imaginations run wild with leaves, sticks, and rocks. If you're not afraid of messy fun, let them whip up mud pies!

Customize Reusable Bags

Turn saving the planet into a fashion statement by decorating reusable cloth bags with fabric markers or paints.

Not sure where to start?

Try Our Hero Essentials Kit!

Get all you need to run a low-waste household, with 12 plastic-free essentials in 1 box. 

Want to Go Further?

Check Out These Resources

Plastic Free July - It's as easy as this!

Watch This Video

Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters

Read This Book

Plastic Free July Posters

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Practical(ly) Zero Waste

Listen To This Podcast

PFJ Workshops & Talks

Host A Workshop

Be An Earth Hero All Year Round

We’re so excited you’re joining us for Plastic Free July!

…But remember, the work doesn’t end when the month does. Whether it’s refusing a plastic straw or being conscious of packaging when you go to the store, consider what tangible ways you can make plastic-free habits stick beyond July. 

We’ll be here all year round to keep you motivated, so let’s stick together and encourage each other to take whatever actions we can to be part of the plastic solution.

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