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Are you ready for plastic free july?
with july being a mere 9 days away are you prepared to take on the challenge?
simply set yourself a goal for the month, no challenge is too small. aim to refuse at least 1 single use plastic from your day to day, think about saying “no thanks” to one of the following:
🛍 •plastic bags•
every year 4 million kiwi’s use 1 billion plastic bags. only a small percentage are recycled, some find their way to landfill but too many stray into our beautiful forests and ocean. 🥤•plastic straws•
straws are one of the top 5 items of waste found in our oceans. 💧 •disposable water bottles •
it takes up to 450 years for a single plastic bottle to break down in the ground. 🍴•plastic cutlery•
roughly 50% of all plastic created today is destined for a single-use product i.e cutlery. ☕️•takeaway coffee cups•
did you know most takeaway cups are plastic lined which make them hard to recycle so they end up in landfill instead? 🐝 •glad wrap / cling film•
swap for reusable beeswax wraps or vegan wax wrap -they’re so much cuter anyway! “ start where you are.
use what you have.
do what you can. “
if you’d like tips or help with approaching ‘plastic free july’ head on over to https://m.facebook.com/plasticfreejuly/
for more info!
i will post some things here to also help out during the month. maybe even host a few giveaways? just need to do a bit of planning.