New York: The International Plastic Bag Free Day is observed on July 3 annually. The day is observed to raise awareness about the grave issues of plastic pollution and the serious threat that it poses to the natural environment ranging from land to marine life.
The campaign started by Zero Waste Europe’s Bag Free World became a global initiative to aware people around the world. The day, July 3 has been designated as the International Plastic Bag Free Day to promote the use of eco-friendly items such as paper bags or cloth bags instead of plastic bags and get rid of the single-use plastic bags.
On this day, people conduct meetings, debates, social events encouraging people to make resolutions to combat the serious plastic problem on individual levels. People initiate beach clean campaigns, oceans clean campaigns, and more on this day to free the environment from suffocating plastic bags.