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!

Love,
Jenna 

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2 comments:

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