Plastic-Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Plastic Free July provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and even at your local restaurants.

This inspirational movement has millions of participants in at least 190 countries. A small behavioural change will collectively make an enormous difference to our communities. Henceforth, you can choose to refuse single-use plastics and not just make it a July thing, but go beyond that. Moreover, being part of Plastic-Free July will help you find amazing alternatives to single-use plastic, which can then become your new habits moving forward.

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GECCO is also taking part in Plastic Free July. We are passing along the message of using washable nappies as opposed to disposable ones. More than that, we are about to pilot the program of washable nappies’ Library, which will lease or lend nearing nurseries and ordinary people washable nappies to use for a specific period before bringing them back. Ideally, we want them to experience washable nappies first-hand, and inform them about the wonderful impact these reusable nappies have in our environment. Maybe that will prompt them to make the change permanently. Every parent wants what is best for their children and that includes a future where a planet is still liveable for their offspring, therefore the sustainable idea of using reusable nappies makes sense to all parties involved.

July has just started; make your own changes in whatever capacity you feel you can. From your diet to the material you put in your home bins. Swap single-use bottles and cups for reusables, make our own wipes instead of buying disposables, and use repurposed material for furniture and toys. Move away from the mentality of convenience but at the expense of your children’s planet being uninhabitable. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

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