Here’s a campaign that’s close to my heart.
Plastic Free July wants us to avoid single-use plastic for a month. I’ve been gradually reducing plastic in my life over a number of years. I can’t remember the last time we had plastic wrap in the house or I got a plastic bag from the supermarket and I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to plastic when out shopping.
Last year, I started buying oranges loose instead of in those plastic string type bags. I have my own cotton string bag that I’ve had for years that is just perfect to transport them home. I’ve also started to buy liquid soap, conditioner etc from a bulk store using refillable containers.
If avoiding single-use plastics sounds too hard, just try doing it for a day or a week. You can also try what’s known as the top four challenge, where you avoid straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles and takeaway coffee cups.
When you sign up for the challenge, you’ll receive tips and tricks, news and support related to the campaign. There’s also a plastic free toolbox which is filled with great ideas on how you can live without plastic. Check it out at:
For more information and to sign up, go to:
Source: Plastic Free July http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/the-challenge Doing plastic free July, Green Lifestyle http://www.greenlifestylemag.com.au/blog/16148/plastic-free-july
Join me on this challenge and help reduce the amount of plastics in our lives.
PS: I’ll be on leave for a few weeks so I thought I’d get in early to let you know its National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July. To find a tree planting site near you, go to http://treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/ or call the Hotline 1300 885000. I’ll be back just in time to send you all a reminder.
Resource Management Specialist,