Reduce Plastic Use, Learn where San Juan Islands Garbage Goes

Posted June 28, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Sign made from plastic found on San Juan County beaches. Transition San Juan Island, Contributed.

From Tran­si­tion San Juan Island 

Join Tran­si­tion San Juan Island, Plas­tic Free Sal­ish Sea and mil­lions of oth­er peo­ple world­wide in reduc­ing your plas­tic waste in July.

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.

Whether it’s com­mit­ting to bring your own cof­fee cup to your favorite cafe, say­ing no thanks to a plas­tic straw and plas­tic bag or step­ping it up and com­mit­ting to plas­tic-free pur­chas­ing dur­ing the month of July – every­thing makes a dif­fer­ence. Most impor­tant­ly, have fun and share your ideas with others.

Where does San Juan Garbage Go?

If you want to learn more about where our San Juan Coun­ty garbage ends up and waste reduc­tion solu­tions in the islands, join a vir­tu­al con­ver­sa­tion with Ela and Lin­nea, recent grad­u­ates from Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School, at 6:30 p.m., July 1.

They con­duct­ed in-depth research as part of their envi­ron­men­tal sys­tems class and will chron­i­cle their waste and recy­cling jour­ney on the three biggest of the San Juan Islands. Reg­is­ter at


The Tran­si­tion San Juan Island waste team will also be at the San Juan Island Farmer’s Mar­ket July 10 with give­aways, more infor­ma­tion, and plas­tic-free inspiration.

You can find more ideas and toolk­its for reduc­ing plas­tic at home, work, schools and com­mu­ni­ty events by vis­it­ing and Plas­tic Free July at It’s also a great time to adopt a beach for reg­u­lar clean-ups through Plas­tic Free Sal­ish Sea.

Make sure you tag your waste reduc­tion actions and ideas on social media in July with #sjc­plas­ticfree­ju­ly to help inspire others.

For ques­tions and to engage in this effort fur­ther as an indi­vid­ual, busi­ness, or orga­ni­za­tion con­tact Tina Fish­er from the Tran­si­tion San Juan Island Waste Reduc­tion Team at

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