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it's plastic-free july

At asphaleia, we are passionate about having a positive impact on the environment as an organisation, as well as encouraging staff and young people to take up positive habits individually that will reduce non-recyclable waste.


Plastic-free July infographic from The Plastic Free Foundation

This July, we are supporting the Plastic-Free July movement and have put posters up in our learning centre to encourage students and staff to reduce their use of single-use plastic.


We are also utilising internal comms with staff to share tips and ideas and encourage them to take up the plastic-free July challenge.


As the Plastic Free Foundation says, small steps make a big difference.


Here are some ideas for reducing single-use plastic this month, why not take just one and aim to fully cut it out of your daily life?


  • Always carry a refillable water bottle with you.

  • Use reusable coffee cups for takeaway.


Two hands each holding a reusable takeaway coffee cup

  • Substitute clingfilm for Tupperware boxes or wax wraps.

  • Buy loose fruit and veg instead of buying it in plastic bags.

  • Avoid plastic takeaway drink straws.

  • At celebrations, use paper decorations and bunting you can reuse instead of balloons.


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