Plastic Free Challenge
Plastic is incredibly damaging to the environment, especially single use, not only does it break down into tiny fragments that kills creatures and plants, but it's all stacking up in the sea and on land, harming animals and people all over the world. This year I'm doing my best to change my habits and use less and less plastic where I can. I would love it if you would join me! I'm a big believer in change and how little things can accumulate to make a huge difference. Please join in and see what you can do to reduce your plastic use. Each month I'll be posting ideas to reduce plastic use and will share my experiences of changing my habits. I'm so excited for this challenge, I really think even one less piece of unnecessary plastic out there will make a difference to our world.
I'm all about the refillables this month! I'd love to hear about what your favourite on the go tuppaware, cups and water bottles are! I've been working on making sure I carry my refillable with me whether it's my water bottle, tupperware lunches or snack boxes.
February has been all about sustainable bathroom stuff. It's all about reducing packaging. It's so easy to load up on plastic containers when it comes to everything bathroom related. Here are. some great ways I've found to reduce my plastic use, shampoo and deodorant bars, hand soap and face block soap, refillable containers for pretty much anything. My favorite places for eco refillable are joyfill and Homefill. These shops are great for all natural products and mean you can keep refilling the products you like to your hearts content. It's amazing how much of a difference we could all make by just cancelling out some of the plastic we use. With this challenge I'm finding more ways to avoid plastic and it helps to think 'do I need this?' or 'is there anther way?' when something is plastic heavy.
March is all about clothing!! There are so many ways we can reduce harmful plastic getting into the environment which are released with washing clothes made of plastic synthetic fabrics. These then seep into ground water and eventually into the sea effecting so many different species and environments! Organic fabrics are obviously the first call but these can be pricey! I'm all about second hand clothes this month! I've found so many bargains on eBay, Etsy and at thrift stores (charity shops if you're in the UK) and find I can always mix up an outfit with new styles and patterns. Another thing to be mindful of is being open to wearing outfits more than once! It's amazing how many of us will buy a whole new outfit especially for events like weddings and large gatherings. If you do want to mix it up there are so many ways to find second hand clothes. Or if you're feeling crafty, why not make your own with organic fabrics from the shop, most thrift stores will have fabrics too, it's amazing what you can do with an old curtain.. I know that it's not always easy to opt for second hand or organic fabrics when there are so many cheap synthetic options out there and its not about being perfect, it's just about giving second hand a go!