Friday, June 28, 2019

6 EASY Ways to Participate in Plastic Free July!

Hey muffins! For those of you who don't know, Plastic Free July is almost here!!! 😮 To raise awareness for the plastic pollution epidemic that our world is currently facing, this global movement aims to inspire people to reduce their plastic usage. I learned a lot by participating in the challenge last summer, so I am super excited to take part in it again! If you are interested in trying to reduce your use of plastic in July, here are my top suggestions. 🥳

An image that links to the Plastic Free July website will be on the sidebar of my blog throughout July! 😁

1. Avoid all fruits and vegetables wrapped in unnecessary plastic. Why do cucumbers (or any produce item) need to be shrink wrapped when they have a skin that protects them? Put loose fruit and veg into a reusable bag instead!

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2. Refuse all plastic water bottles. This can be difficult at first, but you will get the hang of carrying around a reusable water bottle wherever you go! It is one of my top ten ways to reduce plastic consumption, making it a perfect thing to focus on for Plastic Free July 😊

3. Find an alternative to plastic wrap. You can purchase or DIY beeswax wrap or use mason jars/other containers instead! 🐝 Such an easy switch!

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4. Be conscious of what food is packaged in and make the switch! If you can find a similar item with less or no plastic, I'd say it's a no-brainer.

5. NO STRAWS. "I'd like a water with no straw please." -Me when ordering a drink at a restaurant

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6. Figure out the single-use plastic you use the most and try to avoid it! Plastic Free July has a great Pesky Plastics Quiz that will tell you exactly what items you use the most... So really try to cut back on them this month (or cut them out completely!). 🎉

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Will you be participating in Plastic Free July? Comment below and don't forget to follow Life of an Earth Muffin to never miss another post!

Love,
Jenna 

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4 comments:

  1. What a great tip about fruits and veggies that are wrapped! I've been noticing that more and more at the grocery store.
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    1. I have been noticing it more and more also, and it is so frustrating to me! Hopefully grocery stores will change their ways soon...
      Jenna ♥
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  2. I didn't know July was Plastic Free month - thanks for sharing! I'm super excited to participate this year because I've been dabbing into reducing waste in my life and would like to kick it up a notch. I just ordered some reusable plastic wrap for the month!

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    1. Awesome, I'm so glad I was able to inform you about Plastic Free July!! :D I look forward to hearing how it went for you!
      Jenna ♥
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