Plastic Free July 

is a global movement that originated in Australia in 2011. The challenge raises awareness about plastic pollution and asks participants to take actions to reduce their plastic consumption. Small changes make a big difference when you choose to refuse!

Our campaign provides a checklist of actions you can take throughout the month (and beyond!) to reduce your plastic use and find plastic-free alternatives. Check a box, snap a photo, and tag us on social media to enter a weekly drawing for plastic-free prizes!

 

Play for Prizes!

Each time you check off an item, submit a photo or video on social media, tag LRSO, and you'll be entered into a drawing for plastic-free goodies!

The more boxes you check, the better your chances to win - each submission puts your name in the hat to win a sweet plastic-free prize from the Green Corner Store. 

Download the printable Checklist to keep track of your achievements!

Rules of the Game

  • Complete an item from the Plastic Free July Checklist.
  • Snap a photo or video of your action - get creative!
  • Upload it to Instagram or Facebook - use the hashtag #PlasticFreeJulyLR and tag @SustainLittleRock (Instagram) and @SustainLR (Facebook) so we can find your post!
  • Each post gets your name into the hat to win a plastic-free prize - more checks, better chances!
  • Beginning Monday, July 8, we'll go LIVE on Instagram every Monday to draw for the winner of that week's prize.
  • The hat resets every Sunday - if you don't win the first time, keep going!
  • Must be a Little Rock resident to win

Resource Page

Check out the #PlasticFreeJulyLR Resource Page for more details on each Checklist item, ideas to spark creativity, and further reading about the plastic pollution crisis.

A balloon release can entangle wildlife

 

Fourche Creek, Little Rock

Plastic pollution is everywhere.

We have all seen the plastic that litters our streets, gets swept into storm drains, and ends up in our waterways (such as Fourche Creek). Microplastics have been found in the most remote locations of the planet - from the top of Mount Everest, to the ocean floor.

Plastic has serious impacts on human, wildlife, and environmental health; social justice; and the global climate. At every stage of extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal, plastic hurts us, our planet, and the finite resources we all have to share.

But it hasn't always been this way - and things can change!

Plastic rings can cause harm

 

Wildlife and aquatic animals mistake plastic for food