We gave our first plastic free July a shot last year. Our aim was to cut down on a couple of everyday items to reduce landfill. We began with a few changes in our household including:
GLAD WRAP - we haven't used or missed this since June 2017 thanks to our very own Beeswax Food Wraps.
NAPPY BAGS - we now collect the Who Gives a Crap wrappers from the toilet rolls (or similar items) which can be used as an alternative. We use a reusable nappy for our little ones nappy at least once a day too.
RECYCLE BREAD TAGS, LIDS & CAPS - these can be collected in a milk bottle then placed in the recycle bin.
RECYCLE SOFT PLASTICS - we collect them in one of our own Reusable Produce Bags and once full, transport into an existing soft plastic and take to a redcycle venue.
COLLECT COFFEE GRINDS - sprinkle them on the garden. Which as a result is looking so healthy and bug free.
Fast forward one year later and we have gone from 3 to over 7 different types of bins under our sink. Once your set up it is really easy to maintain. We still have a way to go for a zero waste goal but these things take time.
If are wanting to give a more of a plastic free like a go, we recommend to START SMALL and let it grow from there. Even if you just use a keepcup or bamboo toothbrush or stop using plastic straws, give it a shot.
Every effort will help the impact you can have on this beautiful earth. Check out the photo of some of our favourite alternative items. We got this gang!