Co-op BriarPatch Food is participating in Plastic Free July, a global movement that empowers millions of people to be part of solving the problem of plastic pollution.
Worldwide single-use plastics generate billions of tons of waste each year, but learning to make small changes can add big improvements. Throughout the month, Co-op will provide tips and resources to help people make new healthy habits, save money, and reduce disposable plastic waste.
Here’s what Patch is doing during July:
- Removal of all plastic bags and containers in the Bulk Department. The co-op will provide paper bags and encourage people to bring clean containers from home. Mason jars and other plastic-free containers will also be available for purchase.
- Created a free July Plastic treasure map on the screen behind the Customer Service desk. Look for shelf labels throughout the store near Staff picks of favorite plastic-free products.
- Posting tips and resources on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Join the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Thursday, July 22, at 7pm to co-host a virtual screening of the film, “History of Plastics” followed by a Q&A with Director Deia Schlosberg. Revenue benefits from SYRCL’s annual Yuba River cleaning. Learn more and book tickets: https://bit.ly/3dwTnSn
Sadly, eight million cubic meters of plastic waste enters the oceans each year. This is the equivalent of a plastic garbage truck. While statistics may feel overwhelming, there are simple habits anyone can do to reduce the flow of plastic waste.
Here are three easy things everyone can do:
- Bring reusable bags when shopping
- Invest in a stainless steel water bottle and reusable coffee mug
- Stop using plastic straws
Learn more about BriarPatch Food Co-op: https://www.briarpatch.coop/
BriarPatch Food Co-op is a community-owned collaborative business. We provide our community with quality food and products, strengthen our local economy, and support local / regional businesses that are committed to regenerative agriculture, sustainability, human practice, and organic farming.
Source: BriarPatch Food Co-op