July Action Plan

THIS is the month for zero waste to shine ☀️

Coming up in July is:

♻️ Plastic Free July – all month
🛍️ Global Plastic Bag Free day – 3rd July
👭 International Day of Friendship – 30th July

To celebrate, check out this months tips for making your social summer that little bit more susty 👇

There’s something for everyone, no matter where you are on your sustainability journey.

Pledge Fantastic unplastic ♻️ for Plastic Free July

Plastic is everywhere. It doesn’t need to be. We can be part of the solution this July by refusing to use single use plastic.

🌱 New to it 🌱

🤸🏽 Doing it 🤸🏽

  • Having a picnic? Ditch disposables – use reusable cutlery and straws, and bring your food in reusable containers.
  • Find your nearest zero waste shop with this map and refill your jars and cleaning product bottles.
  • Audit your hygiene essentials – switch to shampoo bars, soap bars, reusable razor heads, and bamboo toothbrushes!

🙌 Done it 🙌

  • Avoid synthetic clothes where possible – or buy a GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag to help stop the microfibres from making their way to the ocean.
  • Be bold – ask your favourite takeaway place to put your order in your reusable containers, instead of collecting more plastic containers and bags.
  • Get your milk delivered by a local milkman.

Learn more about reducing the use of plastic >

Pledge to Tap it 💦 to reduce single use plastic

In 2020, approximately 2.54 billion litres of bottled water were consumed in the UK. It doesn’t need to be this way.

🌱 New to it 🌱

  • Buy a reusable water bottle and start using it. Our favourite bottles are from Give me a tap.
  • Find refill spots around the UK with this app.

🤸🏽 Doing it 🤸🏽

  • Specifically ask for ‘Tap water’ next time you are in a bar or restaurant.

🙌 Done it 🙌

Learn more about relinquishing bottled water >

Cook social 👩🏽‍🤝‍👩🏼 for International friendship day

There is almost no better feeling than sharing a meal with friends, family, or colleagues. What makes it that bit sweeter? It’s good for the environment too!

🌱 New to it 🌱

🤸🏽 Doing it 🤸🏽

  • Pay it forward – find a cafe or restaurant where you can pay forward the cost of a coffee, lunch or dinner to help provide meals to people most in need, like Social Bite.
  • Donate food to a food bank.

🙌 Done it 🙌

Learn more about cooking social >


And if none of the above tickle your taste buds, browse our list of 60+ Do Actions and find an action that suits you.

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