Hennepin County plastic-free challenge

Join Hennepin County’s Plastic-Free Challenge from now until February 17.

Although plastic is a versatile material with many uses, it is also concerning because it presents health risks, contributes to litter and pollution, and is challenging to dispose of. Some of the most common and problematic plastic items we deal with every day come in the form of packaging and single-use plastics.

Since these items are used for a short period of time and then discarded, they contribute significantly to the increasing amount of plastic waste.

The Plastic-Free Challenge is a great way to adopt new habits that will help you lower your impact on the environment.

Remember that developing low-waste habits is a gradual process. In this challenge, you can select up to five daily actions and five one-time actions.

Find more info about the challenge and tips about ways to reduce your use of plastic by hennepinplasticfree.ecochallenge.org.

—Information and graphic provided by Hennepin County.