Stroodles Plastic Free Year Round Commitment

Mon, Aug 02, 21

Plastic Free July is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation that allows us to work towards our vision of seeing a world free of plastic waste. From humble beginnings in 2011, the award-winning Plastic Free July campaign is the result of years of hard work. It was started by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (the founder of the Plastic Free Foundation) and a small team in local government in Western Australia, and is now one of the most influential environmental campaigns in the world. Millions of people across the globe take part every year, with many committing to reducing plastic pollution far beyond the month of July.

In July 2020 alone, an estimated 326 million people across the globe took part in the challenge from 177 countries. Plastic Free July participants:

  • Reduce their household waste and recycling by 21kg per person per year (almost 5%)
  • Contribute to a total saving of 940 million kg of plastic waste each year
  • 8.5 out of 10 people made changes that have become habits/ a way of life.


Plastic Free July provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste everyday at home, work, school, and even at your local café. You making a small change will collectively make a massive difference to our communities.

“We Don’t Need A Handful of People Doing Zero-Waste Perfectly

We Need Millions of People Doing It Imperfectly”

Anne-Marie Bowen

Here at Stroodles we are huge supporters of Plastic Free July, and understand the importance of creating awareness about our current plastic crisis, hence why we recently partnered up with Clean Ocean Sailing to launch our #MakeASplash campaign, which will raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution and the devastating impact it is having on our oceans and wildlife. Did you know that our global consumption of plastic is leading to roughly 320 million tonnes of plastic being produced annually, which shockingly only 9% actually gets recycled? As you can imagine, this is leading to way too much plastic leaching into our environment, and unfortunately into our oceans, which not only threatens the existence of marine life, but is also having many other devastating impacts on our environment.

At Stroodles we believe that plastic free July shouldn't be subject for just one particular time in the year or to attempt to make small changes once in the year, but rather year round, while creating awareness year round to the problem we are creating solutions to solve!

So how can we be part of the solution and practice our Plastic Free July solutions collectively?

We have put together some ideas to help you make a start:

  1. Plastic Shopping Bags - bring your own reusable shopping bags and help reduce plastic waste
  2. Plastic Straws - refuse plastic straws when buying a drink (Stroodling your drink is always the best alternative ;))
  3. Plastic Bottles - BYO reusable water bottle instead of buys plastic ones
  4. Takeaway coffee cups - Bring a reusable cup to your local coffee shop
  5. At The Bakery - Plan ahead and avoid pre-packed bread, rolls & baked goods
  6. Fruit & Vegetables - Find plastic free alternatives when buying fruit and veggies
  7. Meat, Fish & Deli - Avoid the plastic trays used for meat, fish and deli items

Finally, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - the three R’s for a better planet!



At Stroodles, Plastic Free July is a year round habit we are trying to introduce to our everyday lives by ensuring that consumers don't have to compromise on their drinking and dining experience and do some good by Stroodling their favourite drinks or dishes! As well as being completely uncompromising, our Pasta Straws (and full eco-tableware range) also don’t require any behavioural changes, so, with Stroodles, people can still have fun and get drunk and eat from disposables, but without the need for feeling guilty, as they are actually helping to make positive changes to our planet!

Our entire product range is biodegradable, 100% edible and is the perfect alternative to plastic straws, plastic plates, plastic spoons & plastic bowls.

If you want to start leading a more sustainable lifestyle and cut down on your plastic use, then why not check out our Pasta Straws and eco-tableware range here!

Kiki Barrow

Kiki Barrow

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