I’ve been seeing uninformed things so for today’s #PlasticFreeJuly toot, I’d like to clear up a misconception.
Plastic Free July is a bit of a misnomer. Like Black History Month in February highlights the contributions of Black people but can't be the only time we talk about Black people, and LGBTQ+ Pride month in June doesn’t mean that LGBTQ+ people shouldn’t celebrate in any other months, we're not giving up plastic in July and going back to using it in August.
In July, we're highlighting ways to reduce our plastic consumption year-round and finding other habits we can also change.
About 91% of plastic produced is not recycled. It’s going into landfills or the ocean. We need to reduce our consumption, period.
I’ve also seen the complaint that corporations are the problem, not individuals.
Corporations only produce what people will buy. Show Dow, BASF, ExxonMobil, and Matsui that there’s less demand for what they’re making, and they’ll make less of it.
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