ABOUT PFC

Plastic Freedom Challenge began in 2015 as a movement to get people started on reducing their plastic waste.

 

August 15, our Independence Day is celebrated everywhere with great enthusiasm, but the day ends with huge amounts of plastic waste. 

#PFC is a call for celebrating a plastic free Independence day, a call to be free from plastics.

It runs for a week from 8 August (Zero Waste Himalaya Day) to

15 August (Independence Day) where we challenge ourselves and others to go one week without plastics.

#PFC is a collective response to bring positive changes to our unhealthy and unsustainable lives, and a stepping stone towards more sustainable lifestyles.

 

#PFC is also to mark our collective stand against companies that pollute by refusing to use their products for a week, and to continue it beyond.  

Take action against plastic pollution

Join mountain communities, as they take the challenge to go a week without plastics to reduce their plastic waste, and keep continuing to beat plastic pollution. 

Are you up for bringing in a REUSE REVOLUTION in the mountains.

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Take this pledge to GIVE UP!
plastic bottles, plastic bags,
beware of plastics 
made to look like cloth! 

say no to the plastic cups, 
refuse those nasty plastic straws,
those plastic plates, spoons and forks,
you do know where they all end up.

can you also take a look
at the unnecessary plastics that you use? 
those plastic packaged unhealthy junk food,
can you choose to reduce?

beyond these, you can think
how the plastic habit can be kicked 
if you have some other ideas 
do let us know, will you please?

 
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Shampoo

sachet

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IDEAS TO GO PLASTIC FREE 

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Plastic water bottles

Never buy bottled water.

Carry your own water bottle

and get it refilled. 

Offer boiled and filtered water

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Plastic bags

 Stop the use of plastic bags and PP bags.

Always carry your own bag.

Garbage bags are also plastic bags.

Dont be fooled by biodegradable/ compostable labels.

Use newspaper to line your bins.

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Disposable cups, plastic spoons/ forks

Do not use plastic / Styrofoam /thermocol, plates, cups and spoons.   

Use washable reusable options        

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Sugarated drinks

Go slow on those sugarated drinks. 

Buy fresh unpackaged fruits instead.

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Plastic packaged food

Stop buying products packaged in multilayered plastic.

Buy local and eat healthy.

Buy loose and in bulk

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Take aways

Plastic takeaway leach chemicals in your food.

Choose to refuse single-use takeaway cups and food containers

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Shampoo

sachet

Shampoo

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Plastic free personal care

Choose plastic free personal care items.

Avoid products with micro beads. 

Say no to multilayered sachets 

Choose bamboo brush and reusable razors. 

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Menstrual hygiene

Sanitary napkins have plastic in them. 

They are also packed with chemicals that are harmful to the body. 

Choose reusable cloth pads or menstrual cups

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Plastic Decorations

Go for plastic free decorations.

Flags and banners can be hand made or made from cloth. 

Do not wrap your gifts in plastics. 

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Interested in volunteering?
Drop a message

Thanks for submitting!

 

Coordinating Organisations

Zero Waste Himalaya 

zerowastesikkimdarjeeling@gmail.com

9932024812 

9434153401

9733088003

9679476909

Integrated Mountain Initiative

https://www.mountaininitiative.in/

Tayakhim’, J-155, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim – 737102

secretary.imi@inmi.in

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