God calls us to pursue abundant life, not an abundance of things. Yet today, Australians are consuming an overabundance of plastic - hundreds of thousands of tonnes of it every year.
While plastic is not all bad, the rate at which we consume and discard it simply cannot be sustained. We’re facing an enormous plastic pollution problem that is inflicting harm on people and our planet in unprecedented ways.
As Christians, we are stewards of all God has blessed us with and we have a responsibility to respond to this challenge we collectively face.
Making changes to the way we do things isn’t always easy or straightforward but there are steps we can take that move us towards a life that is less plastic and more of the abundance God intends.
As we dig a little deeper into our problem with plastic, what we ultimately discover is God calling us to consume less and connect more.
Plastic Free July® is an initiative that invites us to focus on changes we can make to reduce our use of single use plastic in our everyday lives. This coming July, we encourage you to take up the challenge to help reduce your plastic footprint and contribute to a more just and sustainable world for all.
Our top tips to help you think about what you throw away and how you can reduce your rubbish.
Discover some of the easiest, permanent plastic-free swaps you can make in different parts of your home.
Tearfund Ambassador Ashley Wild shares his experience of pursuing less plastic and discovering more life.