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Plastic Free July taking Kelowna by storm

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July 03, 2019 - 12:01 PM

KELOWNA - Plastic Free July is a green initiative that originated in Perth, Australia and this month it’s making waves in Kelowna.

The goal of the initiative is to encourage as many people as possible to refrain from using single-use plastics for the month of July in order to create better, more environmentally conscious habits in the long term.

The initiative's Instagram page @plasticfreejuly_kelowna is a hub of information on the plastic-free movement in the community. The page provides tips for eliminating plastic and how to find alternative products in Kelowna.

Farm Bound, the Okanagan’s first zero-waste grocery store, has partnered with the initiative.

Many other local businesses have also pledged to join the challenge this month.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Local businesses are starting to get on board with @plasticfreejuly_kelowna! In the weeks leading up to the start of July, we’ll be updating our social media with the partnering businesses who are also trying to do their bit for the planet ?????? First up is @bulkbarnfoods Kelowna, which usually offers its customers 10% off on Wednesdays when they bring their own container, and now has kindly offered to give the same discount for the entire month of July! Join us in choosing to refuse single-use plastics, and show support to these businesses! Keep an eye out for these flyers around the area to see which businesses are involved. If you’d like to be a part of #PlasticFreeJuly in any way, shape or form, shoot us an email at plasticfreejulykelowna@gmail.com. #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreejulykelowna #environment #noexcuseforsingleuse #zerowaste #consciousconsumers #supportlocal #plasticfree

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Bulk Barn usually offers customers a 10 per cent discount on Wednesdays if they bring their own container, but have now extended this offer for all of July.

Ambience Café will be giving customers a 10 per cent discount when they bring a reusable cup, and the same goes for Sprout Bread Shop and Pulp Fiction.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy hump day eco friends! ?? The next business we’re featuring that has kindly decided to partner with us at @plasticfreejuly_kelowna is @oranjkelowna! ?? @oranjkelowna has offered to give a 10% discount to anyone who brings in their reusable cold cup for one of their DELICIOUS vegan superfood smoothies during the month of July! Thanks for supporting us oranj! And joining in the fight to stop plastic pollution. ???? Keep an eye out for these flyers around the area to see which businesses are involved. If you’d like to be a part of #PlasticFreeJuly in any way, shape or form, shoot us an email at plasticfreejulykelowna@gmail.com. #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreejulykelowna #environment #plasticfree #kelowna #britishcolumbia #lessplastic #climatechange #noexcuseforsingleuse

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Oranj Kelowna will offer 10 per cent off to their customers who purchase a smoothie and bring a reusable cup this month.

This month Naked Cafe will offer the same discount not only for reusable cups but reusable takeaway containers as well.

Public Liquor is not only ditching plastic bags for cardboard boxes this month but if customers bring their own bag for their liquor they will receive a five per cent discount.

The Salty Caramel Kitchen is giving coffee away for one dollar only for customers with reusable cups and offering a dollar off any drink with a reusable cup.

Bliss Bakery on Ellis and Bean Scene’s six locations have also partnered with the initiative to raise awareness about plastic-free July.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

??HOW OUR STAMP CARDS WORK AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE! ?? Now that the Canada Day festivities are over, we’re in full swing @plasticfreejuly mode! Hi! We’re Kristen and Kirsty, the faces behind @plasticfreejuly_kelowna and we’re so excited to show you our #PlasticFreeJuly stamp cards. How it works: ?? Each stamp card has 10 spaces on it to be filled out. Whenever you bring a reusable coffee cup, container, cold drink cup, etc to any of our partnering businesses, you’ll receive a discount on your purchase as well as a stamp on your card. Once you’ve filled out the 10 stamp spaces on the card, bring it in to @farmboundzerowaste to receive 10% off your purchase there, AND be entered to win a gift basket of plastic-free, local products!! You can collect the cards at any of the participating businesses, which are listed here: - @sproutbreadshop on Cannery Lane - @pulpfictioncoffee on Lawrence and Ellis - @publicliquor by the airport - @oranjkelowna on Lawrence - @farmboundzerowaste on Lawrence - @beanscenecoffeeworks (all locations) - @blissbakerybistro on Ellis - @bulkbarnfoods - Ambience Cafe on Bernard - @thesaltycaramelkitchen in Lake Country - @nakedcafe on Lawrence - @eatcleankelowna on Harvey and Burtch - @the.green.vanity on St Paul where our partnering online business, @miiko.skinco is located Our partnering online businesses include: - @themarketbags with discount code: PLASTICFREEJULY - @miiko.skinco with discount code: plasticfreekelowna - @beemoorekind We hope you’re excited to take this challenge with us! And would love it if you shared your #plasticfree journey by tagging us on social media! What will you be focusing on cutting out? #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreejulykelowna #plasticfreekelowna #environment #kelowna #okanagan #britishcolumbia #plasticpollution #climatechange #noexcuseforsingleuse #zerowaste

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Plastic Free Kelowna is offering stamp cards which can be stamped at any of the partnering businesses when you bring a reusable container, Once the 10 spaces have been stamped, you are eligible for a 10 per cent discount at Farm Bound and are entered to win a gift basket of plastic-free, local products.

Cards are available at any of the partnering businesses listed in full below:

  • Sprout Bread Shop
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Public Liquor
  • Oranj Kelowna
  • Farm Bound
  • Bean Scene
  • Bliss Bakery
  • Bulk Barn
  • Ambience Café
  • Salty Caramel Kitchen
  • Naked Café
  • Eat Clean Kelowna
  • The Green Vanity

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