In Plastic-free July aim to refuse single-use plastic and create new habits that carry past July 31. Here are some ideas:
- Let your fruit and veg be free. You do not need to put them in those plastic bags provided on rolls. Take them loose to the checkout, use a paper bag if available, or make your own lightweight reusable fresh produce bags.
- Refuse to buy pre-wrapped fruits and vegetables.
- Choose paper or cloth-wrapped baking products.
- Make your own biscuits and crackers to avoid all that double packaging (here's a good cracker recipe)
- Use beeswax wraps instead of cling wrap. (See here how to make your own cheaply)
- Try lining some with newspaper - not all your bins need a plastic liner.
- Refuse straws.
- Carry your own water bottle with you.
- Carry your own keep cup for take-away coffees.
- Take a plastic-wrap/packaging-free lunch out with you to avoid the need to purchase processed plastic-wrapped foods.
|Home-made seedy crackers are super easy and quick - a great way to reduce the double-wrapped shop-bought versions. I think they are far more delicious too.|
What have you been trying?
What ideas have you got to help go plastic-free (particularly free from single-use plastics) this July?
Labels: environment, reducing waste, simple living