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Plastic Free July

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

A Small Step for a Greener World!

A Small Step for a Greener World!

The convenience offered by single use plastics comes at a heavy cost to our planet. However, by making simple changes to our daily routines, we can make a substantial impact. Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is urging residents to take part in Plastic Free July and challenging them to eliminate one or more single use plastic items this month. The best way to reduce plastic pollution is to refuse, rethink and reduce single use plastics.

The Council has also made ‘The Plastic Promise’, a pledge that Councils can make to reduce and phase out their use of single use plastics from day-to-day operations.

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Be Part of the Plastic Pollution Solution

Easy ways you can make your July plastic free:

  • Buy loose fruits and vegetables or use reusable produce bags
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and refill at a water refill station
  • Avoid takeaway coffees or carry a reusable cup
  • Carry a reusable shopping bag
  • Use an alternative to cling film
  • Avoid single use plastic cutlery when eating outside the home.


Be Part of the Plastic Pollution Solution

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