Plastic Free July Events
Recology Sonoma Marin has partnered with Zero Waste Sonoma on a menu of events and activities for residents to reduce plastic pollution this month. Can you please help us spread the word?
There are four ways for the public to engage in this vision to create a planet free of plastic:
Make the Pledge - The first way for participants to engage in the movement is to join the 326 million others from 177 countries, taking on the challenge to refuse single-use plastic. Sign the pledge here: PlasticFreeJuly.org
Plan a Clean up - Another way for individuals to contribute to Plastic Free July is to plan a litter cleanup day. Did you know that plastic film, plastic food packaging, and expanded polystyrene foam make up three of the top five most littered items in the U.S. (along with cigarette butts and broken glass). Participants are encouraged to document their beach, river, or neighborhood cleanup using the Clean Swell smartphone app, or by taking a photo holding their bag of litter. Those who do so are eligible to receive a prize at the “Story of Plastic” film screening on July 30th.
July 19th: Attend a webinar “Bye Bye Plastic” - The third way to engage this month is to attend the “Bye Bye Plastic” webinar from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on July 19th where several local experts will share their own endeavors in the zero waste space. They will also provide tips on how to phase out plastic from daily life, and help answer questions from the public.
July 30th: Screening of “Plastic Free July - Finally, Plastic Free July will conclude with a 7:00 pm event at the SOMO Village Courtyard in Rohnert Park. Sonoma County businesses and organizations actively supporting zero waste will be tabling before the “Story of Plastic” film screening begins at 8:20 pm. This event is free and open to the public, but guests should bring chairs or blankets to sit on, and remember that outside food and beverages are not permitted.
You can find this and more details at: ZeroWasteSonoma.gov/PFJ.