July 1 - July 31, 2020

Join the movement to refuse single-use plastics.

Plastic Free Ecochallenge is a month-long effort for all of us to reduce our single-use plastic consumption in creative and innovative ways while still prioritizing public health and safety during this pandemic.
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Inspired by the Australian-founded initiative, our Plastic Free Ecochallenge is a 31-day, global challenge to reduce and refuse single-use plastics. During this time of COVID-19, 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, all while earning points for completed actions. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier - and a lot more fun. After all, progress is social!

Become a Sponsor! Plastic Free Ecochallenge is made possible by a network of North American zoos and aquariums. If you are a zoo or aquarium, you can engage your community in measurable positive actions and grow our collective impact by becoming a sponsor. Sign up here!
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  • July 10 at 4:30 PM
    To add on to my answer to buying unpackaged produce... it makes me so sad to see the what seems to me, pointless packaging around most food items. This is especially seen in wholesale stores like Sams or Costco. I hate to see big items like paper towels have this huge plastic wrapping around the big packs, but inside the rolls are individually...
  • July 10 at 4:30 PM
    I didn't even realize how much plastic I was using! I waste almost 179 lbs of plastic a year. Need to start being more aware of the things I purchase. 
  • July 10 at 4:24 PM
    Honestly I think that the packaging companies saw that they could potentially move more product, like produce, if it was packaged in a higher quantity versus having the product on it's own. This probably lead to individual items being wrapped in plastic too... that way they can sell it to us at a higher price than what it is without being...