Plastic Free July 2015


Today is the start of Plastic Free July – a campaign (started in Australia) to encourage people to cut or reduce their use of single use disposable plastic throughout the month of July. Yesterday I signed up (you don’t have to sign up, you can just give it a go if you like) to try and do this for one month. You can try it for a day, a week or however long you like, but the main thing is that it gets people thinking. If it all sounds a bit overwhelming, they also suggest that you cut down on the top 4 disposable plastic items instead.

– plastic bags

– plastic bottles

– plastic coffee cup lids

– plastic straws

Simple! Right? Well, it’s so easy to slip up (I’m forever forgetting to ask for “no straw” when ordering a drink) so it’s not about being perfect, just doing the best you can. Focussing on the positive, not the negatives.

Being a zero waste enthusiast already, I’m attempting to refuse all single use disposable plastic for the month of July. I still find my self buying a snack or bag of pasta in plastic now and then.

If you’re feeling up to it, even for just one day, then give it a go! I’ll keep you posted with how I get on and in the meantime you can read more about Plastic Free July here and follow them on social: @plasticfreejuly

Good luck!


1 Comment

  1. Katy
    1st July 2015 / 3:41 pm

    I’m onboard!! Just had to cancel my Riverford meat order and half the goodies I get in my box each week but determined to hunt out the alternatives. Unfortunatley, being in Cornwall, the bulk buying options are sadly lacking 🙁
    A fri

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