This event is organised by SI Alumni Network Kenya (SIANK) and is open to everyone.
Can we have a clean city and live plastic free for a whole week? A month? Forever? Why don’t you take up the challenge and let’s find out.
Join The Plastic Free Week & Plogging Challenge
Plastic – we use it literally every single day, and for a good reason. Plastic is an amazing innovation, but it comes at a high price .Once created, plastics ‘never’ biodegrade – it takes somewhere between 400 and 1,000 years for them to go away.
That is why we need to rethink how we use plastics in our everyday lives. The purpose of the Plastic Free Week & Plogging Challenge is to create awareness around how much plastic we are in contact with every day and explore ways to avoid it.
The challenge will conclude with a massive turn out of environmentally conscious people to carry out Plogging on 12th October in a selected street in Nairobi’s CBD. Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and has spread to other countries following increased concern about plastic pollution.
We hope you think it is fun and that it will inspire other people to a more plastic free life.
- The challenge will begin live online two weeks before the Plogging day. Use your phone to upload pictures and videos onto your social media accounts on a daily using the tag #plasticfreechallenge2019. We will be on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Let’s inspire others!
- You are to attempt to avoid plastics at all costs in particular single-use plastics. What is not allowed during the challenge: All single-use plastics (straws, cups, utensils, bottles, bags, boxes for takeout food) • Food and other household products with plastic packaging
- What is allowed during the Plastic Free Week:
– Food that you have purchased prior to the challenge ( we don’t want anything to go to waste)
– Some products that literally are impossible to find without plastic wrapped around them (toilet paper)