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  • Writer's pictureSarah Bowden

International Plastic Bag Free Day

Did you miss “Plastic Bag Free Day” on the 3rd. Don’t worry, we can celebrate all month together!

Plastic bags may seem like a grocery shopping convenience, but they are also a huge strain on the environment. It can take up to 500 years for plastic bags to disintegrate, so they make up a large portion of what stays in our landfills and pollutes our waterways.


  • Stop using plastic bags. The best way to celebrate is also the easiest to do. Wherever you find yourself in July, from the grocery store to the park, to a restaurant, make sure not to use and not to ask for any plastic bags.

  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle! Another spectacular way to celebrate is to recycle and upcycle the things around you. Even if you have some plastic bags lying around, don’t throw them away. You can use them as extra trash bags or an alternative to a lunchbox as just a few examples.

  • Practice your green thumb. Use your day to give Mother Nature a helping hand (or thumb). It’s the perfect time to finally plant a new tree or plant some nice flowers. The planet and the wildlife around your house will thank you!

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