Plastic free July is a global movement to reduce the use of plastic and decrease its harmful effects on the environment and people across the world. The NFEC and North Fork Audubon Society have created three ways for local residents to get involved in this movement.

One is to view the free documentary “The Story of Plastic” and join the public Zoom discussion on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. Members of the NFEC and North Fork Audubon Society and Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn will discuss the documentary and the effects plastic has on the local community. To register for the discussion, email [email protected]

The second way is to send a letter to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos. The letter urges the commissioner to reinstate the state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags that was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The third is a “Plastic Free Checklist” that individuals can use to reduce the amount of plastics they use at home.

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