Say no to plastic for plastic free july

Plastic Free July

Another month, another challenge. No moustaches needed, you can drink all the booze, you don’t have to give up anything you love as an act of contrition. All you need to do is avoid plastic.

We all have a lot on our minds at the moment – the last thing any of us need is more stress in our lives, so I love how the Plastic Free July site literature is centred around reduction rather than elimination. Their tone is one of friendly hand-holding as opposed to militant demands. I am totally up for taking part and making whatever difference I can.

Like many of you, I have been on the plastic reduction journey for a while, making as many eco-conscious swaps as possible. From getting my milk delivered in glass bottles, to a weekly veg box, to buying from smaller suppliers with sustainable processes and packaging. But there is definitely so much would I could and should be doing.

I love a good recommendation so below I am sharing some of my recent discoveries – perhaps they’ll be of interest to you too. If you have any great suggestions for me in return, I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with me here. Or via Instagram here.

Who Gives a Crap toilet paper: I have been meaning to make this switch for a while; in fact I am a bit embarrassed it took me so long. Each roll is wrapped in paper, not plastic, and the box it’s delivered in is secured with paper tape. I am a total convert.

Kankan soap refills: I have recommended Kankan before, but no list of sustainable swaps would be complete without them. Soap refills in cans – pure genius. You can read more about them in a previous post here.

Equinox kombucha: Totally delicious and good for you, comes in cans or glass bottles and is delivered in a cardboard box. The pink guava and grapefruit is my favourite flavour, but honestly, they’re all fantastic,

Pentire: A ‘fake gin’ as I call it, it assuages many facets of a guilty conscience in one. Ingredients are responsibly sourced, there is no plastic in the packaging and it’s alcohol free. Mixed with tonic, it tastes just like a grown-up end-of-day drink should. My go to choice.

If you’re feeling inspired, you can take the plastic free pledge here.

Good luck!