Join Our 30-Day Plastic Free Challenge!

Welcome to our favorite time of the year: Plastic Free July!

PFJ is about increasing our awareness of the impacts and implications of plastic pollution, but more importantly it’s about finding all sorts of solutions, big and small. As Anne-Marie (@zerowastechef) puts it, “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” 

So, if it’s your very first PFJ challenge, thank you for joining! There’s no judgement here- we appreciate every effort and we’ll do our best to help you along the way.

Last year, we published a 31-day PFJ challenge with Madison from @zerowastecalifornia. It was an intense experience, and we learned a lot about our community and the plastic problems we’re facing. 

This year, the situation has evolved; with the impacts of the climate crisis becoming increasingly apparent, the problem has only gotten more dire and the need to make enormous changes in our lives is pressing. The lifestyles we lead in Western countries are not sustainable, and we don’t acknowledge that the countries who have contributed the least to this problem are suffering first and worst.

So this year, we’re using Plastic Free July to discuss solutions to the plastic crisis and the climate crisis. For instance, buying a shampoo bar is a great choice to reduce single-use plastic. But if it’s shipped from the other side of the world, is it really worth it? The issues go hand-in-hand. 

We at FillGood are not perfect either; we just want to give you the tools to start making more sustainable decisions, whether you’re buying a toothbrush or trying out meatless Monday.

Start this challenge tonight: learn WHY it’s so important to reduce single use plastics. 

Join us at “The Plastic Crisis,” an exciting event hosted by the Hillside Club and the Ecology Center. Learn about the latest updates on plastic pollution around the world, from @StoryofStuff and the @Ecology.Center. The event is at 7PM, the address is 2286 Cedar Street at Arch, Berkeley. 

Bastille Day San Francisco 2018

Join us at our other Plastic Free July events:

-Refill Popup Booth at Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market - Saturday, July 20; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Center Street @ M. L. King, Jr. Way

-Refill Popup Booth at Ecology Center Store - Wednesday, July 24; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

-Refill Popup Booth at North Berkeley Farmers' Market - Thursdays: July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Shattuck Avenue @ Rose Street

-We also have new extended hours in our Albany store: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12-5pm, and Saturday from 10am-2pm. 828 San Pablo Ave Suite 106, Albany

Thank you for following us on this journey - we’re excited to learn together! 

July 3rd: Stay Solid

July 5th: Safe Under the Sun

July 7th: Sustainable Travel

July 9th: Closing the Refill Loop

July 11th: Eat Less Meat

July 13th: Reuse, Reuse, Reuse

July 15th: Shop Local 

July 17th: Back to School

July 19th: Food Waste

July 22: Save Water

July 24: Buy Less

July 26: Plastic-Free Laundry 

July 28: Save Energy 

July 30: Plastic Free Vacation

Join the conversation!