Plastic Free July began in 2017, and since, it has grown to a movement of millions of people worldwide. It’s simple: all over the globe, individuals get together and challenge themselves to eliminate consumption of single-use plastics for the month of July. If you’re just hearing about Plastic Free July now, it’s not too late to join the 120 million people in 177 countries.
Ultimately, it’s all about picking up tips, creating awareness, and making positive impact. Plastic Free July provides quick ideas and resources for you, work, school, communities, businesses, and local governments to get rid of single-use plastics in the day to day. All you have to do is commit to one month of not using single-use plastics.
To Recover, Plastic Free July lines up with what we’re trying to do as a company every day: create positive impact in the face of the global epidemic of plastic pollution. Our mission is to create the best, most environmentally friendly and socially responsible products possible, and to educate and inspire those around us to live and work for a sustainable tomorrow. We make 100% recycled apparel and accessories out of recycled plastic bottles and upcycled cotton. While our ultimate drive is to educate, innovate, and inspire towards drastic reduction in single-use plastics consumed, right now- there is a lot out of plastic waste out there, and upcycling plastic bottles into Recover apparel and accessories keeps them out of our rivers, oceans, landfills, parks, and back yards.
Here are a couple of brands that offer easy and awesome alternatives to plastic use. Check them out, and enjoy ditching plastic and making a big difference this month…. and beyond! Be on the lookout for a giveaway at the end of the month!
Three Main makes safe, non-toxic, planet friendly household cleaners that really work. Their products come in refillable aluminum containers, so not only are you going plastic free when you use them, you are able to avoid more resource extraction, waste, and inefficiencies of recycling by simply re-using the same great container. Three Main cleaning products are also carbon neutral and cruelty free.
Eco Lunch Box makes plastic-free, non-leaching stainless steel lunch boxes and easy-grab cotton lunch bags to provide waste-free & healthy meal-time solutions for everyone. Their mission is to empower people to say goodbye to plastic. Eco Lunch Box makes their products to last and convenient and well-designed to use.
One Love Body Soul is island natural reef-safe sustainable organic skincare that is hand-crafted, non-GMO, cruelty-free certified, and safe for you and our planet. All of their packaging is plastic free, which is where you can really tell a company is behind their mission to help the planet. Sunscreens, deodorants, and island oils- check them out.
By exchanging wasteful, single-use bags, utensils, and containers for high quality, long-lasting reusable products, Chico Bag is working to protect our planet from pollution and preserve its beauty for generations to come. They have easy, light, and look-good bags and utensils so people can officially bag single-use plastic.
Eco Hilana makes beautiful and comfortable towels, throws, pillows, ponchos, bath robes, and table clothes from soft, upcycled cotton. Everyday tons of textile waste arrives at their factory in Turkey from all over the country, which is a global manufacturing hub. There, it is upcycled into beautiful garments and goods, keeping waste out of the landfill and repurposing it for a longer life.
Davids Natural Toothpaste comes in a recyclable metal tube and contains naturally sourced and derived ingredients. Made in America, 98% of the toothpaste ingredients are from the US, making sure to keep things as local as possible. Peppermint, Spearmint, and different flavors come in a regular and a travel size.
Happy Plastic Free July from Recover! Thanks for working for a Sustainable Tomorrow today.