Take part in the plastic free July bingo challenge

Get involved during the month and win some awesome prizes!

Our world is facing a climate crisis, humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since 1950, with only 9% of which being recycled. Just take a look around your kitchen and count up the amount of single use plastic, it’s pretty scary!

This is also damaging our health, as an average person could be ingesting approximately five grams of plastic every week. Other species on our planet are not so lucky, plastic debris is causing the deaths of more than a million seabirds every year.

Take action and win prizes this July!

How to play!

The rules are simple:

  1. For each bingo square you complete, take a picture and tag us (Instagram & Facebook) or send it to [email protected]
  2. Complete a row of 5 squares to win 50 ethicul tokens
  3. Complete the entire bingo sheet in July to win a mystery reward.

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Your guide - week 1, 2 & 3

And we're off! The first week of plastic free July is underway. Check out the guide below for tips on how you can start claiming your squares!

A roll of paper tape.

Swap to paper tape

In one month alone, the UK will use over 6 million rolls of sellotape, more than enough to go to the moon and back. All of this ends up in landfill, so make a simple swap to recyclable paper tape today!

A sandwich.

Use reusable food wraps

More than 1.2 billion metres of cling film is used by households across Britain every year – enough to go around the world 30 times over. Swap to a plastic free alternative.

Wooden pegs on a washing line.

Swap to wooden pegs

Over time plastic pegs break down from sun exposure, causing plastic fragments to go into the ground, ending up as microplastics. Make an easy change to wooden pegs.

Four bars of soap.

Swap to a soap bar

On average each person uses 10-14 bottles of gel a year. That doesn’t sound too much, but imagine what that pile looks like through your family, your city… and the whole of the UK. Scary right?

Swap to plastic free deodrant

In total, the deodorant industry produces over 15 million pounds of plastic waste each year. Enough to fill over 200 Boeing 747s with disposable plastic. Switch to a plastic free alternative and help reduce this!

Swap to a reusable razor

The Environmental Protection Agency estimate that over 2 billion razors and refill blades get thrown out in the U.S. each year. Guess where they go? Landfill! Swap to a reusable razor today and reduce your plastic waste.

Sign a plastic free petition

What an easy way to make a difference in the battle against plastic! Petitions are an effective way of raising awareness or showing discontent, and take little time to sign and share with friends and family.

Swap to a bamboo toothbrush

Most manual toothbrushes are made of plastic and should be replaced every three months – meaning in the UK alone, that's a potential 264 million brushes thrown away every year. Scary, right? Get yourself a bamboo alternative.

Donate your old clothes to charity

Every year in the UK, an estimated 300,000 tonnes of clothing is thrown away by households – and much of this is destined for landfill. Play your part and donate your old clothes to charity!

Swap to compostable sponges

The sponge you use to wash your dishes contains microplastic. Most are made from non-recyclable materials, washing straight down our drains and into our water systems. Get yourself a compostable alternative!

Use a refillable water bottle

We buy 7.7 billion plastic bottles in the UK each year! We often find ourselves buying plastic bottles on the go whilst we are out. Why not purchase your own water bottle to take out with you while you are out.

Ditch the tea bag

Scientists found that one plastic tea bag releases around 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion smaller nanoplastic particles into the cup. Those, in turn, end up in the drinker's digestive system. You can get tea leafs that do not come in any plastic packaging!

Bamboo Cotton Buds

Use a plastic-free cotton bud

We get through an estimated 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds every year in the UK alone, with 10 per cent of those going on to be flushed.

Multiple laundry ecoeggs unboxed

Swap to a plastic free washing detergent

A plastic jug of detergent, is used until empty and then discarded making room for you to buy another one. Although HDPE plastic is 100% recyclable you may think putting them in the recycling bin solves the problem, however only 30% of these jugs are properly recycled.

Cleaning Spray Bottle

Make your own cleaning spray

The UK collectively throws away 468 million spray bottles from cleaning products every year. Why not have one bottle that you can reuse all year round by creating your own cleaning spray whenever you run out?

A Loop Loop greeting card covered with colourful butterflies

Send a plantable greeting card

It has been estimated that as many as 1 billion Christmas cards end up in landfill each year. Instead of a card ending up in landfill plantable cards can be planted to grow wildflowers in a loved one's garden.

Fresh fruit & vegetables on display in the Brighton Hisbe Food store

Shop at a refill store

In 2019 UK supermarkets produced 896,853 tonnes of plastic packaging. Do bananas really need to come in a plastic wrapper?! The best way to cut this plastic out is to go to your local refill store!

A dining table laid out ready for service

Use washable napkins

Avoid ever having to buy paper napkins ever again for your social gatherings. Simply, pick up some washable napkins & then use them to your heart's content.

Beach Cleaner Picking Up 2 Plastic Sprite Bottles

Take part in a litter clean up

A plastic bottle left on the beach may last for more than 450 years in the marine environment. The amount of marine litter found on UK beaches has more than doubled in the last 15 years.

Swap to plastic free toilet paper

Avoid the unnecessary plastic wrapping that comes on the toilet rolls you purchase in the local supermarket.  

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Stories from the community

A selection of three seperate dishes of food laid out on a wooden surface

Easy ways to reduce your plates carbon footprint

An eco friendly kitchen worktop, showing refillable jars and a soy wax candle.

Quick and easy eco swaps

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