HELP MONTEREY BAY: SAY NO TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC THIS JULY

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The Plastic Free July challenge that began in Australia nine years ago has grown into a global campaign attracting millions of participants around the world. Its vision is a world without plastic waste. The simple solutions it offers will help us keep our beaches clean, protect the ocean and avoid landfill waste.

 

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Please consider joining this movement that empowers individuals, communities and businesses to choose to refuse single-use plastics. The challenge helps millions of people take small, daily actions to create long-lasting habits that minimize single-use plastic.

 

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Choose a challenge that suits your lifestyle, whether that’s bringing your own water bottle, switching to a reusable coffee cup for the month, or choosing to refuse fresh produce in plastic packaging.

 

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You can also take the plastic-free challenge by remembering to bring your own food containers, cleaning up litter and choosing natural alternatives to plastic.

 

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The most popular choices are switching from plastic-wrapped to loose produce, and choosing to refuse straws and plastic water bottles. It’s all about noticing your plastic purchases and choosing better alternatives.

 

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This is a personal challenge that’s part of a global effort for our oceans, cleaner streets and the planet. It will help our beloved Monterey Bay and all who live and play in and around it!

To join the City of Santa Cruz in the Plastic Free July movement and learn more, visit www.plasticfreejuly.org.


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