Plastic Free July 2021



NWG and Plastic Free July (Green Lens Team)  

NWG is a team made up of specialists with a range of skills to offer their support and expertise to the network around Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking. We have committed to have a green portal on our website for the sharing of learning and best practice around carbon reduction and to complement this we have formed an in-house Green Lens Team. 

The first task of the Green Lens Team was to focus on NWG as an organisation and look at our carbon footprint and plan ways to try to reduce this in as many ways as possible.  

Plastic-free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so we can have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities. 

This July the NWG Green Lens Team has decided to take part in plastic-free July and reduce their single-use plastic.  

Here is how the team went on with their changes……  

Maria-I Started by increasing my doorstep milk deliveries (So NO more plastic bottles), I have also chosen to eat lettuce that I have grown myself so no more going to the shop to buy it and no more plastic bags, although it has been a battle with the slugs! I have also committed to switching to buying toilet rolls in bulk and with plastic-free packaging. 


Vicky– I have pledged to switch from Yorkshire teabags to PG Tips which are plastic-free and biodegradable. If you would like more information on plastic-free teabags click on this link.  

Vicky Enjoying her cup of tea 

Jon-Me and my family have pledged to buy vegetables from the local farm shop which will not use plastic packaging. I am also going to use a reusable cup for my takeaway coffee.  

Jon and his reusable coffee cup


Emma-Me and my family wanted to continue to make changes to our plastic habits and we have changed our washing products to a company called Smol a while back. Smol sends out dishwasher tablets and washing machine tablets in eco-friendly boxes (links below), we have recently decided to switch our cleaning products to Smol so no more plastic bottles! We are also trying (and fingers crossed) to grow green beans so no more bagged green beans. We have also added a doorstep milk delivery to our plastic-free commitment. 


Sheila– I will be eating my own home-grown figs, broccoli, cauliflower, chard, tomatoes, butternut squash, courgettes, rhubarb, celery, lettuce, green beans, red and black currents. I also grow my own herbs to use in cooking. (so, no plastic waste from buying prepared fruit and veg) 


We would like to know what you’re doing today for plastic-free July. #PlasticFreeJuly

If you would like more information on where to join NWG please follow