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Plastic Free Ecochallenge is a month-long effort for all of us to shift away from our single-use plastic dependency and to care for our ecosystems. Together, let’s create a plastic-free world.
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Congrats to all teams on their efforts and accomplishments! For more inspiration and our collective impact, see the Event Summary.


Plastic Free Ecochallenge is a 31-day global challenge to reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Inspired by the Australian-founded initiative, has partnered with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to help you discover, learn, and explore new ways to take care of wildlife and the world we all share.

We invite you to take action and create plastic-free habits with us while we prioritize public health and safety as much as possible!

Throughout the Ecochallenge, share your progress, success, and reflections with fellow Ecochallengers. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun!

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  • Food
    Celina Burgueño's avatar
    I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.
  • Food
    Blake Hicks's avatar
    I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.
  • Food
    Karl Horak's avatar
    I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden using as little plastic as possible.

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  • September 18 at 10:40 AM
    Hi everyoneIt has been almost 3 months since the plastics free ecochallenge. Hope you have been enriched at least a bit by this experience , and that u have made even one change in your lifestyle that u r continuing even now. The next ecochallenge called “people’s ecochallenge” is starting on oct 6. Hope u join. Could u please help spread the...
  • August 28 at 5:11 PM
    It's easy to find ways to eliminate plastic from one's life. Thank you.
  • August 17 at 1:21 PM
    I originally joined this program to do something for the Earth and see how I could improve my day to day lifestyle.  Not only have I achieved these goals, with the help of this wonderful community, but I've also gained a deeper understand and respect for our planet which I can thank you all for.  It has been a pleasure, and I think we can all...