Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people come together to be part of the solution to end plastic pollution. By being part of the campaign to end plastic pollution we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and communities.  The idea of the campaign is to avoid single-use items where possible.

Approximately 40% of the plastic waste is made up of single-use plastic items. And almost 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the World’s oceans which endangers wildlife, pollutes the water, and puts human health at risk.

Plastic Free July is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation. The foundation an independent, not-for-profit organisation, was established in 2017. In July 2018, 120 million people across the globe took part in the Plastic Free July challenge across 177 countries.

Plastic Free July participants:

  • Reduced their household waste by an average 76kg per household per year (7.6% of their yearly total).
  • Cut their use of recyclables by an average of 28kg per household per year (5.6% of their yearly total).
  • Contributed to a total saving of 490 million kg of plastic waste each year!

To find out more, check out the Plastic Free July website. Get involved in the campaign and learn what can be done to reduce your own use of single use plastics.

To help, at Host, we’ve pulled together a few things you can do to reduce your use of plastic…
9 tips for living with less plastic

Keep an eye on our News page for more tips and advice on university living and student life. If you’ve got a question or would like to find out more about our student accommodation, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

#HostEnvironmentalPledge.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.

To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.

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