We are over half way through the year and what better way to celebrate than getting involved with “Plastic Free July” “Be Part of the Solution”. If you do a quick Google Search then you will see that a lot of people are getting involved.
Here is a quick word from the official website for this: 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. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
There are loads of great ideas for you to adopt for having a plastic free July. We of course offer some products to help you out as alternatives to single us plastic which I’ve mentioned with some of our favourite plastic free tips for a plastic free July.
Plastic takeaway coffee cups. Most takeaway cups aren’t recyclable and so are single use. Drink inside the store or bring a reusable coffee cup. We do some great ones. Hint hint!
Plastic shopping bags. Bring your own to help reduce plastic waste. We do some lovely string style Turtle Bags to help you out.
Plastic straws. Refuse a plastic straw and go without or bring your own. They come in metal and paper these days. We do some excellent alternatives to plastic straws.
Plastic cling film. Adopt the bees wax wrap option. We sell this of course. It’s a no brainer that it’s reusable and stops landfill. Reduce plastic pollution with our help.
Cut down the plastic; engage your community and have a park clean up. Get a group together and clean up your local park of litter. Recycle what you can. You can put your achievements onto social media with the “trash tag”. Do your bit and people around you will follow.
Plastic water bottles. Bring your own instead of using the single use ones. We do some outstanding alternatives which are stylish to boot and will last a long time.
Find your plastic free July tribe. Find others doing Plastic Free July and support and advice each other.
Plastic material tea bags. Avoid the many tea bag brands that use plastic for the make up of their bags. Have a scout around and find some alternatives. You can’t compost plastic!
Plastic use at events; keeping it clean. Reduce waste at your next event or in the workplace with a washing up station / kitchen use for ceramic mugs. We are all guilty of letting plastic use slide at events and away from the home.
Plastic Free July is a campaign led by the Plastic Free Foundation. Each year, millions of people around the globe take the challenge and choose to refuse single-use plastics. Their vision is to see a world without plastic waste.
You can sign up or find our more information here: https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/