Plastic Free July

Join the Challenge!


Hi and welcome to this year’s Plastic Free July! Plastic Free July is a global movement that aims to raise awareness about the harmful effects of single-use plastic on our environment and promote sustainable solutions to reduce plastic waste. The initiative started in 2011 in Australia, and has since grown to become a global phenomenon with millions of people participating each year. The goal of Plastic Free July is to encourage individuals, businesses, and communities to

take action to reduce their plastic consumption, and ultimately work towards a world free of plastic pollution. Throughout the month of July, participants are encouraged to make small changes to their daily routines, such as refusing single-use plastic items, bringing reusable bags and containers, and choosing plastic-free alternatives. By collectively taking action, we can make a significant impact on reducing plastic waste and creating a more sustainable future.

Are you ready to take the next steps?

Plastic Free Pledge For Businesses

By signing our pledge, you show your guests and customers that you are truly committed to end plastic waste pollution and set an excellent example in the fight against climate change. After you sign, you will be featured as our participating partner and receive a QR code to display at your establishment that your guests and customers can use to sign up for the Plastic Free July challenge as well.

For the month of July, we pledge

To eliminate as much single-use plastic as we can 

To educate our staff about the environmental consequences of using single-use plastic as well as training them to educate our customers

To educate our guests about plastic-free alternatives

To discuss plastic-free options with your partners and suppliers

Information For Businesses

Simple steps to avoid plastic

Download some of the free posters and logos from the Plastic Free July website and use these in your social media accounts or newsletters to let people know that your business is supporting the campaign.

Tell your guests and customers they are welcome to bring reusable bottles, straws and coffee cups with them, not everyone will do this, but it’s still a great message.

Provide straws only on request. Remove straws from within easy reach of bar staff will help to break the habit of automatically reaching for one every time they serve a drink.

Ask guests where they intend to take their coffee, maybe they don’t need a take-away cup at all if they’re going to stay at the bar?

Replace plastic straws with reusable alternatives and again, only on request. Treat reusable alternatives like knives, forks and spoons – put them in the dishwasher to ensure that they are washed in the same way.

Think about how you serve water. Could guest refill their own bottles, even if this is at a charge? Self-service water dispensers are hygienic if they are cleaned properly, pressing the button on the dispenser is the same as pressing the button to call the lift. If you are concerned, invest in touch-free models

Success Stories 2023

Every Sunday in July, we publish a success story from the Canary Islands, showing how local businesses have succeeded in reducing single-use plastic. Get inspired and learn how others are tackling this important issue!

Photo of the Canary Green team with Juan, founder of the Soap House


Dolphin and Whale watching in Tenerife with Mercedes Reyes

Coming soon!

We publish this success story on July 16th

Dolphin and Whale watching in Tenerife with Mercedes Reyes

Coming soon!

We publish this success story on July 23rd

Dolphin and Whale watching in Tenerife with Mercedes Reyes

Coming soon!

We publish this success story on July 30th

Learn more about plastic free July

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About Plastic Free July

Learn more about the global movement
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31 Days of Plastic-Free Choices

A calendar of plastic-free choices for your Plastic Free July
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Plastic Free July Quiz

Find out how plastics sneak their way into your everyday life

Our Partners

Participating Businesses


Media Partners