Updated: Jul 7
We hope our eco-warriors are ready to for our next Plastic-Free July Challenge! For those who are just starting out, please see yesterday's post for more information. Now that you have completed the first challenge to take the pledge, it is time to move onto Challenge #2.
Challenge #2: Sign the WWF petition to end single-use plastic.
Did you know that one garbage truck of plastic is being dumped into our oceans every single minute?
According to the World Economic Forum 32% of all plastic packaging ends up in the ocean annually. That means that if you come across 3 plastic bottles lying on the street, one of those will end up in the ocean within one year. This results in the destruction of ocean habitat, and the harmful consumption of plastic fragments by marine wildlife.
In a research that spanned the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Mediterranean, 102 sea turtles were examined. Plastic was found inside every one of them; on average each had more than 150 pieces in its gut.
By banning single-use plastic, we can keep our oceans, our turtles and ourselves healthy.
Video by WWF
"On average people could be ingesting around 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card." - WWF
HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?
“Eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. They break down into tiny bits called microplastics, small enough to enter our food chain, along with other types of microplastics like those that are released when we wash our clothes.” - WWF
Sign the WWF petition to end single-use plastic! Share a screenshot of the confirmation page and tag @onepieceaday1 to 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
Each day is a new opportunity to increase your chances. Be sure to stick around for more chances to win!
Questions? Drop them below!
🐢 Let’s stop plastics from choking our oceans. Sign the WWF petition to end single-use plastic today.
Tomorrow bring your own reusable shopping bag 🛒
Now that we our spreading our voice, we next need to develop sustainable habits. This begins with refusing single-use plastic.
In celebration of Plastic Bag Free Day let's make the pledge tomorrow to substitute those disposable plastic bags for environmentally friendlier options. Our first giveaway is also coming up, so stay tuned for the next post for your chance to win!