Plastic Free July – Awareness Campaign (Philippines)

July 11th, 2023

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is collaborating with Plastic Free Foundation on a project in the Philippines to develop and deliver an awareness raising campaign to reduce plastic pollution. Following focal group workshops with locals around the Philippines, Plastic Free July has designed campaign materials in Tagalog, Bisayas and English. The materials are freely available for download and use here.  We’d love to see the campaign materials in action! Please share any images of you with the campaign materials, and tag #PlasticFreeJuly in any social media posts. If you have any suggestions for how we can increase the impact of the campaign in the Philippines or if you would like to get involved in the project, please contact the Project Leader, Dr. Kathryn Willis The campaign contributes to a larger project funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Embassy in the Philippines, to establish a national baseline of marine plastic litter in the Philippines. The project aims to strengthen land and sea-based litter management, provide recommendations for the development of a harmonised litter monitoring programme across the Philippines, and establish a plastic litter monitoring plan that enables Asia-Pacific Regional estimates and comparisons that achieve national and regional objectives. For more information on the project click here.


Buying unpackaged fruit and vegetables and bringing reusable shopping bags is a great way to avoid single-use plastics that can end up as waste or litter (Plastic Free Foundation Copyright, Photographer Mr Irvin D. Valencia) Children learn about plastic pollution at school and are keen to take steps to avoid single-use plastics to protect the environment they care about (Plastic Free Foundation Copyright, Photographer Mr Irvin D. Valencia)