on Jun 24, 23

Committing to plastic-free gift giving

By Christine Langdon - When we think of single-use plastic, gifts, gift wrap, packaging, and bows might not immediately come to mind.

However, gifts and their trimmings often include plastics which contribute to the pollution of our whenua and moana, and pose a threat to our planet and human health.

So if you're looking at small and meaningful steps you could take this Plastic Free July, how about starting with a month of plastic free gift giving.

Do you think you could go 100% plastic free with your gift giving for a month? We know your can!

Start by exploring plastic-free gift options such as:

  • experiences (e.g. going to a show or a meal out together)
  • home-made gifts (like a knitted scarf, home-baking or preserves)
  • upcycled, or second hand gifts from opportunity shops
  • sustainable and locally made products, or 
  • gifting kindness instead of stuff with The Good Registry's Good Gift Cards.
  • or if it's your birthday in July and you'd like to avoid plastic gifts, create a Good Registry and fundraise for a chosen cause. 

Small steps, big impact

Plastic Free July encourages us to take small steps collectively to reduce plastic waste at home, work, and in our communities.

By embracing plastic-free gift giving, we send a powerful message to industries and suppliers that plastic-free alternatives are in demand.

Our individual actions, when combined, can create a significant shift towards a more sustainable future.

Let's rise to the challenge and make a difference this July :-)

About 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.

For more ways you could have a website. positive impact this Plastic Free July, check out the official website. 

There are heaps of resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste everyday at home, work, school, and in the community.


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