“No Plastic Challenge”: 15 days to remove plastic from our daily lives

““No Plastic Challenge”: 15 days to eliminate plastic from our daily lives

Do you want to take action on your own scale to reduce your plastic consumption? How about taking part in the No Plastic Challenge? This challenge organized each year by the association No Plastic In My Seadevotes 15 days to the fight against this form of pollution. This year, it takes place from May 30 to June 15, with the impact of plastic on our health as the main theme. Mark your calendars! 

Bottles, cigarette butts, surgical mask. These three objects have two things in common: they contain plastic and are generally intended for single use. However, single-use plastic is disastrous for the planet, in particular for the oceans and the species that inhabit them. 

But it also has an impact on human health. It’s precisely on this aspect that the fifth edition No Plastic Challenge emphasizes. Whether it's on our plates, in our clothes or in our cosmetics, microplastics are making their way everywhere, which means we regularly breathe in and ingest them.

According to a study published last March and carried out by Brunel University (England), recycled plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (and which certain brands proudly display) promote the migration of bisphenol A, a chemical substance recognized as an endocrine disruptor. According to this same study, the quantity of bisphenol A is even higher in recycled plastic than in traditional plastic.

15 days to learn eco-gestures

From May 30 to June 15, the No Plastic Challengeinvites us to review our plastic consumption downwards. Tools to assess the impact of its consumption, practical sheets, advice, awareness-raising actions… The No Plastic Challenge targets the general public, as well as businesses, public institutions, sports clubs, etc. In other words, all people or entities likely to consume plastic (that is almost everyone). 

To participate, you can first try to integrate sustainably into your daily the 15 “basic” eco-gestures recommended by the association No Plastic In My Sea. For example, swapping your plastic bottle for a stainless steel water bottle, buying in bulk by bringing your own cloth pockets and bags or even replacing the washing-up liquid with solid soap. 

For those who who wish to go further in their zero plastic approach and receive the elements relating to the No Plastic Challenge, simply fill out the form available on the event's website. 

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