Plastic is overwhelming the oceans and endangering sea animals – but instead of letting the thought of plastic pollution overwhelm us, we can choose to act. One action we can take right now is to sign up for Plastic Free July. By joining this global movement to be a part of the solution, we can help spread awareness and shift our habits to better share this planet with our animal friends.
As more people learn about waste and get on board with local initiatives to combat it, change is underway – and it’s being noticed. While there is still a long way to go, last year scientists reported a “heartening reduction” of plastic litter on Australia’s coasts, thanks to the collective efforts of caring individuals.
140 million people participated in Plastic Free July in 2022 – together, they reduced over 2 and a half million tonnes of waste. Imagine what we can accomplish with even more people joining in for animals and the planet.