Tips to succeed in plastic free July
Five tips to help you nail Plastic Free July in 2021!
Whether you’re a Plastic Free July veteran or first timer, there's never been a better time to go zero-waste! Each year MILLIONS of people take the challenge to go completely plastic free for the month of July.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that creates awareness of the plastic issue and shows us that there are alternatives out there. If we work together we can be the solution to the plastic problem!
As with anything a little difficult, preparation is key. And no, that doesn’t mean go stock up on all the plastic products you might need throughout July... (confession time: that’s exactly what my partner did a few years ago 🤦♀️).
Here at Pleasant State we believe in setting realistic goals and not beating ourselves up should we slip up every now and then, we’re all only human!
But Plastic Free July is a little different, we really like to challenge ourselves during this time so we’ve put together some of our top tips for nailing plastic-free living in 2021!
Tip 1: Sign up to take the challenge!
First up, you need to sign up to take the Plastic Free July challenge, you can do it here. They’ve also got a bunch of useful resources to help you throughout.
Tip 2: Find a Plastic Free July buddy.
Maybe it’s a partner, your housemates or a friend! It’s SO much easier when the people around you support your endeavours. That way you can bounce ideas off each other, back each other up when you have strange requests at the supermarket and have someone other than yourself to hold you accountable.
Tip 3: Prepare yourself with the zero waste essentials!
If you don’t already have them, grab yourself a keep cup and drink bottle (we love frankgreen.com.au), stock up on reusable shopping bags ( try toko.eco). If you’re in need of anything else, there are amazing sites like goforzero.com.au that have a whole bunch of handy zero waste products!
Tip 4: Clean up your act with our zero waste cleaning products!
We thought this one might be obvious, but we thought we’d mention it here just in case. You’re no doubt going to need to do some cleaning during July so order our Full House Starter kit to keep it zero waste. This is one of those purchases that will help you reduce your waste beyond July! You can order our revolutionary products here!
Tip 5: Be adventurous, start experimenting.
Whether it’s making your own Almond milk, picking berries from a local farm, or finding a new bulk foods store. Plastic Free July is an opportunity for you to try new things and learn new skills that you can incorporate into your life beyond Plastic Free July. Not sure where to start? We've compiled a list of 10 plastic-free alternatives you can try to reduce your carbon footprint here.
So, are you up for the challenge?! Will you be joining us this Plastic Free July?! Click the button below to register and be sure to reach out to us should you have any questions. We’re all in this together.
Sian @ Pleasant State xo