In just four weeks Plastic Free July will be kicking off, and Steve and I have already signed up for our second year.
It’s interesting noting how this little act last year helped to change and develop some of our every day habits – and how that sneaky little devil has crept back in as well.
In 2017 we pledged to avoid the big four: plastic bags, straws, bottles and coffee cups. This year we’re tackling this again, but personally I’ll also be tackling avoiding all single use plastic packaging.
Why? Because I’ve noticed that while saying no to plastic take away items has become second nature to both Steve and I, plastic packaging has crept back in to our lives under the guise of “it’s OK, I can take that back to the shops and pop it in the RedCycle bin”. True, yes, but probably not the best excuse. I mean, did I really need that packet of crackers/crumpets/biscuits? Actually, I probably did because I have a toddler who never stops eating – and they were delicious – but my point is that we could have made all those things ourselves quite easily.
Throughout July I’ll also be running a Plastic Free July profile blog series to keep the inspiration going. Watch this space!
So here we go again – will you be joining us?
Need some more inspiration?
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These tv shows, films and Ted X talks: