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Plastic Free July is coming…!

Once again, July is dubbed Plastic Free July® – a global movement that encourages millions of people to reduce their single-use plastic waste at home, work and school. Read all about it here: Plastic Free July. After a year off in 2020 due to furlough, Cityscape Recruitment is stepping up to the challenge once again and is committing to going plastic-free for a 3rd time. 

plastic free july

The Plastic Free July movement inspired an estimated 326 million participants in 177 countries to go plastic-free last year and, in turn, avoided 900kg of plastic waste. This would have included millions of single-use drinks bottles, coffee cups, packaging, straws and plastic bags not ending up in landfills or in the sea. And, arguably more important for the long-term, 8.5 out of 10 participants made changes to their consumption behaviour that have now become habits and a new way of life. 

So what does it mean for Cityscape Recruitment? We are challenging our team to avoid all single-use plastic in the office for the entirety of the month. No plastic drinks bottles, no plastic shopping bags, no takeaway coffees, no microwave meals, no sandwich wrappers, no polystyrene takeaway food containers – the list is seemingly endless! We want them to review their buying habits and try to make informed choices to help cut out single-use plastic for the month and, like the 8.5 out of 10 participants above, continue these choices into the future. To help kick start our plastic swaps, ‘Circular’ has lots of tips for how to succeed in July (and onwards).

As we did previously, we will also be using Plastic Free July to raise money for a charity that focuses on eliminating plastic pollution. If any of the team choose to bring single-use plastic into the office, they will need to donate £1 to our collection pot.

We have been avid supporters of reducing plastic waste for several years; see below links to our past activities that have included Beach cleans, Hikes and awareness days.

We held a Big Blue Day in support of the Marine Conservation Society!

Cityscape Recruitment Stepped it up for Marine Conservation Society

We attended the Great British Beach Clean – cleaned up a beach and ended up on TV!

We went on a walk… a long (and mountainous) walk!!!