Plastic purge

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People all over the world being encouraged to go plastic free this month in a bid to reduce our reliance on single use plastic.

The initiative was first started in Perth Australia in 2011 as part of 'Plastic Free July'.

Now a Kelowna resident wants to see the movement here. 

"It is not feisible to do it all the time, but if you make an effort the little steps make a big difference in the end. It takes 21 days to break a habit, so our hope if people do this in July then it continues as a habit in years to come after that."    

Kristen Bounds says 16 local businesses, primarily coffee shops, have partnered with PlastIc Free July Kelowna, offering discounts to customers who bring in the own reusable container.

Bounds says per day, Kelownians go through an average of 123 thousand coffee cups per day.