• Beatrix Muguet

Plastic Free July

For those who don't know, plastic-free July is a movement, originated in Australia back in 2011, that aims to help millions of people to reduce plastic pollution, by making small changes into their daily basis routine.

The video below explains in more detail:

In PlasticFreeJuly.org you can join the movement, find different resources and events near you, and get started!


One of the strategies it works best when trying to go plastic-free is to make a list of our routine: where do you use plastic in your routine? Think for example of your commuting - do you get a coffee on your way to work? Is that coffee in a plastic/paper cup from the coffee shop, or are you taking your own cup? Or when you go shopping: How do you do your shopping - buy in bulk the vegetables or go for the plastic packaged ones?


Once you have that written down, go around the house, and see, where plastic is being used.

Organise your list by room divisions, so you can have a clearer view of where to start from and how you can jump from one room to another. I have shared 5 easy plastic-free swaps in your bathroom to start with.

Once you have that written down, think about alternatives to what you have, and by this, I don't mean throwing away plastic items you have in your house, like a lunchbox in the kitchen, that is perfectly doing the job; otherwise, you are also polluting.

If you feel overwhelmed and that you will never be able to go completely plastic-free, do not worry, and especially, do not give up! Start with small steps, those already make the difference and a bigger impact in the environment that you can actually think!


As I keep saying, the important is to keep doing, and little by little, we can all do much!


We are in this together,

B.


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