ABOUT Plastic freedom challenge
Plastic Freedom Challenge began in 2015 as a movement to get people started on reducing their plastic waste.
August 15, our Independence Day is celebrated everywhere with great enthusiasm, but the day ends with huge amounts of plastic waste.
#PFC is a call for celebrating a plastic free Independence day, a call to be free from plastics.
It runs for a week from 8 August (Zero Waste Himalaya Day) to
15 August (Independence Day) where we challenge ourselves and others to go one week without plastics.
#PFC is a collective response to bring positive changes to our unhealthy and unsustainable lives, and a stepping stone towards more sustainable lifestyles.
#PFC is also to mark our collective stand against companies that pollute by refusing to use their products for a week, and to continue it beyond.
Take this pledge to GIVE UP!
plastic bottles, plastic bags,
beware of plastics
made to look like cloth!
say no to the plastic cups,
refuse those nasty plastic straws,
those plastic plates, spoons and forks,
you do know where they all end up.
can you also take a look
at the unnecessary plastics that you use?
those plastic packaged unhealthy junk food,
can you choose to reduce?
beyond these, you can think
how the plastic habit can be kicked
if you have some other ideas
do let us know, will you please?
IDEAS TO GO PLASTIC FREE
Plastic water bottles
Never buy bottled water.
Carry your own water bottle
and get it refilled.
Offer boiled and filtered water
Stop the use of plastic bags and PP bags.
Always carry your own bag.
Garbage bags are also plastic bags.
Dont be fooled by biodegradable/ compostable labels.
Use newspaper to line your bins.
Disposable cups, plastic spoons/ forks
Do not use plastic / Styrofoam /thermocol, plates, cups and spoons.
Use washable reusable options
Go slow on those sugarated drinks.
Buy fresh unpackaged fruits instead.
Plastic packaged food
Stop buying products packaged in multilayered plastic.
Buy local and eat healthy.
Buy loose and in bulk
Plastic takeaway leach chemicals in your food.
Choose to refuse single-use takeaway cups and food containers
Plastic free personal care
Choose plastic free personal care items.
Avoid products with micro beads.
Say no to multilayered sachets
Choose bamboo brush and reusable razors.
Sanitary napkins have plastic in them.
They are also packed with chemicals that are harmful to the body.
Choose reusable cloth pads or menstrual cups
Go for plastic free decorations.
Flags and banners can be hand made or made from cloth.
Do not wrap your gifts in plastics.