Take a Plastic Free July challenge with us! It’s a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. It provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste everyday at home, work, school, and even at your local café.
The movement has inspired over 250 million participants in 177 countries to make a change. Even a small initiative will collectively make a massive difference to our communities. Choose to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond of course!) and find great alternatives that can become new habits forever.
The initiative helps you get started with small things in life like:
Takeaway coffee cups: Bring a reusable coffee cup or dine-in at your local café.
Fruit & vegetables: Find plastic-free alternatives when buying fruit & veggies.
Plastic shopping bags: Bring your own reusable shopping bags and help reduce plastic waste.
Plastic straws: Refuse plastic straws when buying a drink & BYO reusable alternative!
Plastic water bottles: BYO reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic ones.
At the bakery: Plan ahead & avoid pre-packed bread, rolls & baked goods.
Meat, fish & deli: Avoid the plastic trays used for meat, fish and deli items.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The three R’s for a better planet – reduce, reuse, recycle.
To register – and for more ideas, tips and advice head to www.plasticfreejuly.org.
Elephant Gin is committed to a plastic policy that actively avoids (single-use) plastic. For packaging shipment, we omit bubble-wrap, styrofoam or the like and instead use shredded 100% recyclable boxes for cushioning the goods. We also use paper (and currently developing sugar cane) straws and are trialing paper packing tape to replace the plastic one.
In order to avoid plastic waste, we have decided to refrain from the usage of PVC/PET shrink caps but look for a more ecological way of how we could protect the cork of our bottles. The result is a 100% biodegradable shrink sleeve made from polylactic acid. This is a compostable material that complies to global standards and is the only approach into a greener world.
For the production of our marketing materials, we take a similar approach as we try to source recycled paper or that made out of elephant dung for our brochures and flyers.