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Help end
plastic waste

The Plastic Free Foundation aims to end global plastic waste. Our campaign, Plastic Free July inspires millions worldwide to avoid single-use plastics.

Our movement’s impact

89 million participants

89 million participants from 190 countries in Plastic Free July in 2023

18 kg per person/year

18 kg of household waste and recycling avoided per person each year

1.3 billion kg globally

Over the past five years more than 1.3 billion kg of single use plastic avoided globally – 46 million kg in Australia alone

4.1 billion people

4.1 billion people, potential media reach in 2023

Our work

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Sharing solutions

We support participants by sharing success stories and solutions, from around the globe, to encourage a ripple effect of change and establish new social norms.

Tailored tools

We create customised behavior change programs, tools, and resources for diverse communities. Collaborating with local partners, we develop tailored solutions to reduce plastic waste.

Man in Wild Bakery promoting Choose to Refuse challenge
Schoolchildren in India holding plastic-free signs

Activating communities

We leverage our messaging through various communication channels and languages at a global level to change citizens’ consumer behaviour.

World Wildlife Fund
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Every year I witness the growing global impact of Plastic Free July. What this organisation does is not only unique, it is also effective. PFJ focuses on the critical reduction, refusal and substitution opportunities, empowering people to create change in their lives and communities.

Dr Denise Hardesty, Senior Principal Research Scientist CSIRO

About us

Support our work

Join us in our fight to eliminate plastic waste, and together we make a difference for sustainable and healthy planet for future generations. Whether it be financial or in-kind support, we would love to hear from you.