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Happy Plastic Free July!

This is one of our favorite months because it raises incredible amounts of awareness about how to stop marine debris from the source: going plastic-free!

We are so excited to celebrate Plastic Free July with a #PlasticFreeMB Challenge! The goal of this initiative is to encourage the community to support local  establishments that are paving the way for a plastic-free future through sustainable business practices!

You won’t want to miss out on a chance to win some incredible prizes donated by a few premiere #PlasticFreeMB businesses:

Grand Prize:

An overnight stay at the 1 Hotel South Beach and complimentary breakfast for 2 at Habitat (@habitatat1hotel)


2nd Prize:

A 60-minute massage at the Standard Spa and access to amenities for the day (@thestandard Miami)


3rd Prize:

A zero-waste goodie bag from the City of Miami Beach (@miamibeachnews) & 1 Hotel


How to Participate

Throughout the month of July, visit as many #PlasticFreeMB businesses as possible. You can identify member businesses on the #PlasticFreeMB map embedded below, available at this LINK or at Each time you visit a business you will receive 1 entry. To officially submit your visit you must either:

  1. If you have an Instagram account: (i) post a photo of your visit to your Instagram story, (ii) tag the business’s IG account (or Geo-tag the location if the business is not on Instagram), (iii) tag @debrisfreeoceans, (iv) tag @miamibeachnews, and (v) hashtag #PlasticFreeMB
  2. If you do not have an Instagram account: (i) email the picture to and (ii) indicate what business you visited. We will then post this to our story on your behalf.

The more businesses you visit, the more entries you will receive for the prize pool!

Winners will be randomly selected and announced via @DebrisFreeOceans Instagram Live on Sunday, August 1st, at 7pm!

Please note that there are different levels of the #PlasticFreeMB program. Although some businesses may still have some single-use plastic products at their location, all businesses that are a part of the program have at a minimum eliminated single-use plastic straws and bags from their operations (Level 1), and many more have eliminated all eligible single-use plastics items (Level 3). Learn more about #PlasticFreeMB at

Find #PlasticFreeMB Businesses