Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste in ‘Plastic Free July’. One of the most challenging things about creating a sustainable lifestyle is the amount of plastic in our life. Plastic isn’t as bad as how we use it is and if we are sustainable with our practices and mindful a little can go a very long way.
Cloth Nappies: The vast majority of disposable nappies are not recyclable and by the time they are potty trained, it is estimated a baby could have used 4,000 to 6,000 disposable nappies.
Use Soap Bars: Do away with the plastic from shampoo, conditioner and bodywash bottles by opting for wash bars. Yes, you did read that correctly, you can get hair conditioner in bar form!
Bamboo toothbrushes: The World Health Organisation recommends replacing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, so switching to bamboo would save a lot of plastic waste for a family.
Buy second-hand clothes: Many manmade fibres used to make cloth are plastic based, so avoiding fast fashion and getting creative with charity shop finds will help the environment.
Grow some veggies: The garden is an incredible gift if you are fortunate enough to have one.Growing veggies will easily lower your supermarket packaging waste.
Buy from brands focused on healing the planet: If you have the means to make choices about the food you put on your table, choose brands that are doing it right. It sounds simple, but it really does make a difference. How a brand sources ingredients, the materials they use for packaging, how they honor farmers, and the emissions they put out are all big parts of our own footprint. Not everyone can do this, but if you can, even one or two items can shift demand and support what is doing things better