Monday, July 1, 2019

My Goals for Plastic Free July 💚

Hey muffins! As you saw in my last post, I am so excited to participate in Plastic Free July again this year... And it starts today! 😃 I know I have shared easy ways to reduce your plastic usage both last year and this year, but I wanted to add a more personal note by sharing my own goals for this month. 😊 I hope that this post will inspire you to participate in this amazing challenge in any way that you can and keep myself accountable for what I am attempting to do!

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When thinking about Plastic Free July as a whole, I wanted to challenge myself to do as much as I can. Because of this, I will be avoiding ALL new plastics throughout the month of July. The "new" is my personal caveat: I am able to use anything plastic (or wrapped in plastic) that I already have in my apartment. This will ensure that I am not wasting the few foods that I have in my fridge that come in plastic or some products in my bathroom... Because being low waste means utilizing everything that you have! 💚 However, this caveat also means that I must find alternatives once they are gone!

Even though I will be trying my best to avoid all new plastics, I am assuming that I will mess up every once and awhile. When this happens, I will be collecting any plastics that I use throughout July... I hope that I will be able to create a nice visual presentation of my plastic waste at the end of this challenge 👍

I also am challenging myself to make my period as zero waste as possible by using a menstrual cup this month. I wrote a post about the Pros and Cons of using a cup and finally decided to use a portion of the first paycheck from my internship to purchase a Lena cup. 😊 I am hoping that trying to collect all my plastic waste will force me to use a menstrual cup and get over my fears!

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Lastly, I am challenging myself to raise more awareness about Plastic Free July (and going zero/low waste in general) by posting more on Life of an Earth Muffin's Instagram. As I post on this blog every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I will now also be posting on my Instagram every Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure to give me a follow @lifeofanearthmuffin to never miss any of my content! 🎉

What small (or big!) things will you be doing for Plastic Free July??? Comment below and don't forget to follow Life of an Earth Muffin to never miss another post!


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  1. You are such an inspiration! I am trying to cut down this month by using reusable water bottles instead of buying plastic bottles and bringing cloth shopping bags with me when I go out.

    1. Shannon, those sound like awesome goals! I know you can do it! :)
      Jenna ♥
      Life of an Earth Muffin


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