Why participate in Plastic Free July? Because the world is overwhelmed with single-use plastic. It is not only a pollutant, but it is on track to damage the health of living creatures all over the planet.
40% of all plastic is single-use.
Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic ends up in the oceans
It can take 400 years for plastic to break down
Millions of animals are killed by plastics every year
Plastic breaks down into microplastics, now found in the air we breathe and in municipal water supplies. They have been found in human blood, lungs, gut, and other organs. Recent studies show they may alter cellular function.
What can you do?
Listen to an interview with experts on plastic pollution
Join the Plastic Pollution Coalition
Start going single-use plastic free by following suggestions from Plastic Free July
Our Useful Green Website
Ruth Platt emailed us that her elementary students are using our Creation Care website material for her environmental science lessons. Her kids recommend this site for good material for kids and teens. Thanks, Ruth and class!
You can find this and all the Creation Care blogs for the church website I have written at my consolidating blog: ststephenscreationcare.blogspot.com
Thanks for your commitment to caring for God’s creation!