Could you go 24 hours without purchasing or using any single use plastic – including coffee cups, water bottles, food packaging, straws or bags?
Single use plastic is a huge threat to our environment and oceans, and you can help reduce this impact. It’s easy to think that one person can’t make a difference, but if just one million people all reduce their consumption by one single item, it really does make a change.
WAKEcup – a company providing sustainable alternatives to single use bags, bottles, cups and straws – have partnered with The Marine Conservation Society, and are aiming to inspire 1 million people around the world to take part in the challenge (over the course of 2019) to ditch single use plastics for one day.
I’m really excited to be sharing this challenge with you – and if you sign up today, you’ll be entered into a prize draw worth £300. Simply sign up and share.
As well as having a direct impact on single-use consumption, the challenge aims to encourage people to be more mindful of the small changes that can be made to daily routines and reduce our single-use plastic footprint for longer than just one day.
You can take this challenge on any day this year, and by sharing the campaign on social media, with your experiences and tips, you can help raise awareness and encourage society and governments to move away from our disposable culture.
Simply sign up to the challenge here and when you post about the challenge using the #1dayplasticfree hashtag and tagging @globalWAKEcup you’ll be entered into the prize draw to win a selection of zero waste goodies.
Please also consider donating £2 to the Marine Conservation Society, to support their work protecting our seas, shores and wildlife.
I’d love to know if you’ve got involved and taken the challenge. Please tag me in your posts or let me know how you’ve got on below.
Thanks for reading!