Updated: Jul 13, 2021
Plastic Free July has just begun and we’re feeling super inspired to become more eco-conscious consumers and reduce single use plastic in our everyday lives. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be “part of the solution to plastic pollution” to ensure our future has cleaner oceans, streets and communities.
Just as we learnt in the inspiring documentary 2040, we can all make little changes NOW to make a huge difference. The eye-opening documentary, takes us into the future, showing us the very real possibility of humanity reversing global warming and improving the lives of every living thing in the process, by recognising what we’re doing right now and taking action to support the planet. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it is a must!
So, are you keen to take the challenge to go plastic free this July, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Try making small changes wherever you can each day to reduce plastic in your life and be part of a positive solution to the war on waste.
Here’s how the team at Straight Up PR reduce plastic in their lives:
Hannah – “I’m personally trying to reduce my usage of plastic for our family and in particular the kids lunches. Instead of plastic sandwich bags we’re using fabric pouches and to preserve food in the fridge, we’re substituting glad wrap with a plate on top of the dish. My kids also love the novelty of drinking from straws, so I’ve just ordered metal ones and I'm on the hunt for reusable baby chino cups next! Watch this space because this is just the start”
Nastasia – “There are so many ways you can reduce waste and the use of plastic in your daily life. To me, it’s about making small changes where you can. I personally opt to shop at local markets instead of supermarkets, using my favourite hessian bags from Pic’s Peanut Butter, my bills and relevant mail is now paperless (let’s be honest, no one likes getting bills in the mail) and I choose ice-cream cones over ice-cream cups (if and when I treat myself to an ice-cream) plus you can’t eat cups, can you?!”
Lorna – “Along with making small changes to avoid single use plastic when it comes to getting takeaway food or coffee with re-usable items, I’ve made it my mission to seek out waste free alternatives to personal products too. This includes using all natural perfume, making sure my make up and skin care are free from “polypropylene” or “polyethylene” ingredients and opting for eco-friendly menstrual products”
If you’d like to find out more about Plastic Free July and how you can get involved, head to the website and check out our good friend Stef’s recent blog post on how she has made small but impactful changes to live a more sustainable and toxin-free life!