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Plastic Free July

Catch the Wave - Join Us for Plastic Free July!

Summertime and the living is easy; fun in the sun, reveling in the shade, diving into a cool blue lake - or a good book. No matter where you live, or where you go, nature is bound to play a role in making summer sweeter. At Ecologie, we’re rethinking our summertime activities. We invite you to join us on a journey to protect the summers we all love. With so many easy eco-friendly swaps (see our list below!), your next picnic, backyard BBQ, or road trip can inspire the ripples that become a wave of change.

Join us in the  Plastic Free July Challenge -  a global movement to refuse the use of single-use plastics and part of the Plastic-Free Foundation’s mission to protect the beauty of our communities, from sea to sea -and everywhere in between. 

This July, Ecologie will donate $1 from select Swedish sponge cloths and all beeswax wraps sold this month to an ocean cleanup organization; The Ocean Cleanup or Plastic Oceans.

  • The Ocean Cleanup is on a mission to clean up 90% of floating plastic in the world’s ocean with the deployment of its interceptor technologies. Learn more here.
  • Plastic Oceans targets initiatives that can lead to changes in the practices of corporations, consumers, and public policy. Learn more here.

Click here to cast your vote on which organization we donate to!

We’ll keep you posted on the progress of our challenge - and you get to vote on which organization receives our donation!

Looking for ways to reduce your plastic consumption? Read on for ideas!

  • Swap out plastic straws for compostable or paper ones, or better yet a reusable stainless steel one.
  • Opt for beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap.
  • Use a reusable cloth product bag instead of plastic ones.
  • Buy packaged food in glass instead of plastic.
  • Use a reusable water bottle and mug instead of their plastic and paper counterparts
  • Bring your own container for take out instead of styrofoam
  • Use a razor with replaceable blades instead of a disposable razor
  • Try a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one.
  • Opt for paper party decorations that you can reuse instead of plastic balloons and streamers
  • Swap out liquid soap for bar soap that comes unpackaged

Are you up for the challenge? Jump in, the water’s fine!