How long is too long to stay in a toxic relationship? We’ve all had some great times with single use plastic now is the time to say goodbye forever!
It’s Plastic Free July and it’s really got me thinking how much longer plastic will be able to hold on. I myself am an avid recycler and agree that single use plastic is well past it’s expiration date. I put everything I can in the green bin and I even take the lids off any drink bottles which are then taken to a collector and made into prosthetics. I use organic Skin Care, Bodywash, Toothpaste, these are simple things to adapt and change too, the Supermarkets now are full of 'true' eco options, you don't have to go shop at speciality stores anymore. I also get my hair done with the most amazing woman who also is environmentally concious Hairdresser.
The idea behind Plastic Free July is to get as many people on board as possible to stamp out plastic pollution for good.
It’s all about having your routines and systems to make everything as a simple as possible and Plastic Free July is a great way to get started. Could I be doing more, of course, and I'm always looking and changing where I can, but we're all human and some habits are hard to change. I love my nails, they're a tool of my trade, and with COVID I had none for 3mnths but my fingers were incredibly sore and my nails were rubbish.
My Three Grocery Store Tips
Navigating the grocery store as an environmentally conscious individual isn’t easy! I’ve come up with a few helpful tips over the years and I’d love to hear yours as well.
We all should be well versed now with taking our shopping bags without having to purchase the supermarket plastic ones. Sometimes we get caught out I know, I have on occasion, more for just a quick pop in to get something we've forgotten and end with half a dozen things we can't carry. Recycle these back into the system though, don't throw away.
I use my old wash bags for loose fruit and veg
I take any plastic bags from food and packaging I use back to the Woolies plastic bag collection. Coles have the same option too.
If I have to buy packaged items (it’s unavoidable!) I make sure simply to recycle the packaging appropriately. I’ve seen people unpackage items but then you can be sure it won’t be looked after by the Supermarket, it'll end up in the landfill