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In 2017, the City of Berkeley officially declared July Plastic Free Month joining international efforts to reduce plastic. Plastic-Free July is an annual event that began in Western Australia in 2011 and has spread across the globe. It aims to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives by encouraging people to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic disposables, reduce plastic pollution, and push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis – during July and beyond.
With the world still trying to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been trickier than usual to avoid single-use plastic. The plastics industry worked hard to elicit fear and uncertainty around reusables as they take advantage of the current throwaway culture of our society and plague our world with disposable products giving us virtually no choice but to purchase plastic in some way. Though efforts to rollback the historical efforts to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic disposables and shift to reuse and waste reduction models have been somewhat successful, we must continue our forward momentum in combating the plastics crisis.
This year’s Plastic Free July programming was made possible with the generous support from the Altamont Education Advisory Board. Thank you!
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