New Zealand churches challenged to give up plastic for July

Posted Jul 12, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] July has been designated a “plastic free month” by the Anglican Social Justice Network in New Zealand. The network is encouraging churches to join in the challenge. The plastic-free July challenge originated in 2011 as a pilot plan rolled out by five groups in Western Australia, and it has now snowballed into a millions-strong worldwide movement that continues to grow.

During the ‘Plastic-free July’ challenge, community groups and social organizations cut out single-use plastic within their community activities for the month of July each year.

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