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UC students taking on the Plastic Free July challenge

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A group of UC students is so passionate about reducing plastic waste that they are taking on the Plastic Free July challenge. Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems and amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives and challenges people to do something about it! You can do the challenge for a day, a week or the whole month. You can try to refuse all single-use plastic or try ‘just’ the top 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups and straws.

UC students Juliet, Poppy, Florence, Maddy and Alex are gearing up to refuse all single-use plastic for a month and they’ll be vlogging and intagramming their progress. So keep an eye out for that on Insiders Guide, our Facebook and Instagram. Inspired? Why not get a friend or your flat taking on the challenge too? #ucplasticfreejuly

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Author: Puck Algera - UC Sustainability Office

Puck works at the Sustainability Office at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. As the Sustainability Projects Coordinator, she's keeping busy with student and staff engagement, providing strategic input and advice and organising sustainability-focused events. She holds a Ph.D. in sustainability and corporate responsibility from the University of Canterbury. For this research, she investigated the current best practice in progressive values-driven businesses from New Zealand, the US and Europe.

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