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Plastic-Free July Challenge #18: Sign the global petition to END Plastic Pollution 🌎

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

Plastic Pollution in the water

Petitions are only the beginning of a campaign. A strong petition helps fuel a fight that requires actual leadership, strategy, organization, funding and ongoing efforts from people who care enough to enter the fray after they add their name and hit “enter” on the computer.

They can send a signal of public opinion to a decision maker. They tell the media there is enough public attention to do a story. They build a list of people who are interested in an issue. They can spur additional action and raise money.

Below are some of the petitions you can sign:

Today’s Challenge:

  • Sign the global petition to end plastic pollution! Take a stand!

  • Share a screenshot of the confirmation page, tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJulyto earn 1 ENTRY!

How can I win prizes?

Step 1: Follow @onepieceaday1

Step 2: Tag a friend! (optional)

Step 3: Share a photo (to your story OR your feed) of you completing each challenge for 1 ENTRY, tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly.

Each day is a new opportunity to increase your chances. Your total entries will be counted at the end of the month and be entered into a draw to win a zero-waste prize pack. Be sure to stick around for more chances to win!

Questions? Drop them below!


Tomorrow buy in bulks when plastic is inevitable 🌰

Imagine how many plastic bags or containers you would go through if you always made your purchases in small quantities.

Buying in bulk helps us to save on packaging waste. Individual products sold in supermarkets are predominantly packaged in plastic. Much of the plastic packaging on these individually packaged products is unnecessary and contributes to a more expensive price. Most plastic packaging also contains harmful chemicals that can leach into water and soil, adversely affecting both on the environment and the food chain (that humans are at the top of).

Possibly one of the easiest and quickest ways to change this is by purchasing in bulk, where you either bring your own packaging or purchase larger quantities packaged in recyclable materials. Cardboard and paper packaging are ultimately better for the environment – since they can be composted and turned into soil for your garden. If plastic is inevitable, you can still reduce plastic waste by buying in bulks (e.g. buying a large tub of yogurt instead of the pack of divided up snack-sized portions).

Stay tuned tomorrow for our next challenge!


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