Learn How to Cut Your Plastic Use During Plastic-Free July

Photos courtesy of the Berkeley Ecology Center

Creating a plastic-free future is possible only if we change our plastic use habits. Through July, the Berkeley Ecology Center shows us how, with a series of events providing education about plastics and how to avoid them:

Perils of Plastic Foodware
On Saturday July 13, 11:30am–12:30pm at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market, you can learn about healthier foodware alternatives with expert Sue Chiang. RSVP here to enter your name for a doorprize.

Beyond the Curb: Recycling Center Tour
Plastics are trashing the recycling systems everywhere, but why? On Saturday July 20, 11am–12:30pm at 669 Gilman Street in Berkeley, a group of lucky folks who reserved early will get a look behind the curtain at how recycling works in Berkeley.  The tour might be sold out, but you should check here for availability. Stay until the end for plastic-free giveaways.

Your Zero Waste Home: Waste Audit Demonstration
Learn how to bring the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement home on Saturday July 27, 12–2pm at the Ecology Center Store & Resource Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Suite H, Berkeley. Learn to conduct a waste audit and identify your problem plastics. RSVP here.

Trivia Night: Plastics & Petrochemicals
Calling all trivia lovers! Come test your plastic knowledge and learn about plastic’s connection to the oil and gas industry. On Wednesday July 31, 6–8pm at the Ecology Center Store & Resource Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Suite H, Berkeley, everyone wins by learning. But there are prizes for the winning team too. RSVP here.