The zero-waste movement is happening around us every single day, and that’s why Plastic-Free July is the perfect opportunity to stop and think about your own personal consumption patterns. Before you realise it, single-use plastic can litter your everyday life and the convenience of using it overthrows any eco-friendly thought.
But people all over the world will take part in the global challenge to reduce their use of single-use plastic this month. It might sound like a daunting task because it feels like everything you use is wrapped in plastic, but this challenge isn’t about perfection, it’s about being a part of a bigger solution to plastic pollution. You, making a small change will collectively make a big difference.
Be one of the 120 million people and take 3 simple steps to get started on your Plastic-Free July journey:
Tackle the Big Four
- Plastic Bags – look at carrying around a tote bag or a reusable plastic bag in case you run into a need for an additional bag to carry things. Consider using reusable produce bags when you go shopping to put all your fruit and veg in instead of using the plastic bags at the supermarket.
- Plastic Bottles – carry a reusable water bottle around with you every day. It’s good for the environment and keeps you hydrated. It’s a win-win.
- Plastic Straws – consider using a reusable straw or no straw at all!
- Coffee Cups – keep-cups will become your new best friend. Take one every time you go out and get a coffee or alternatively take a minute to sit and have your coffee in the café.
Look at your Trash
Once you feel confident you have mastered the Big Four, you’ll be ready to reduce waste in other areas of your life. Consider what you put in your general waste bin. Are there things that you could consider substituting for an eco-option? Such alternative could include:
- Reducing your plastic take-way containers and utensils by taking your own containers to restaurants to pack leftovers or takeout
- New mums might like to consider investing in cloth diapers and reusable baby wipes
- Reducing your waste by increasing your use of fresh produce in meals to minimise package waste
- Consider using wax wrap, stasher bags and Tupperware containers to store food instead of never-ending cling wrap. A Fun Hack: cling wrap can be reused if you give it a good warm water wash between each use.
Join the Community
Your commitment to reducing plastic this month doesn’t have to be restricted to your household. Look at getting your place of work, your school, your gym and/or your neighbourhood involved. We all know tackling a challenge is always more achievable with a bit of support and encouragement. In addition, look at joining community clean up days, attending events and supporting local initiatives that contribute towards the cause.
What are we doing?
Bella Eco is plastic-free all year round and July will be no exception. Our warehouse and distribution are entirely sustainable. Our Bella Eco intimates are delicately packed in recycled packaging, safe from getting dirty and marked. You order is then sent to you in compostable and recyclable mailing bags with a returns guide made entirely of recycled paper. It couldn’t get better than that! Oh wait… 95% of Bella Eco intimates biodegrade after you’re done with them and thrown into landfill! An entirely Plastic-Free process.
Make it official and join the Plastic-Free July movement by signing up here, after you purchase some Bella Eco intimates of course 😉