Fresh off the inspiration of the BBC’s Hugh’s War on Plastic we have Plastic Free July.
Plastic Free July is a campaign led by the Plastic Free Foundation. Each year, millions of people around the globe take the challenge and cut down their individual plastic usage. We’ve found these simple ways to cut down your plastic usage to make a big difference to the plastic pollution crisis the world is currently facing.
1. Say No to Single Use Carrier Bags
The easiest change to make in the war on plastic is to refuse plastic single use carrier bags. That doesn’t mean to say you should balance your groceries on your head. Eco Chic do a large range of reusable bags which fold up small enough to keep in your handbag, rucksack or car at all times.
2. Say No to Single Use Plastic Bottles
Reusable bottles are now more popular than ever. As well as saving on plastic waste they also provide a money saving option too. There’s even a new app “Refill” to see which places nearby have free water for refilling your bottle. Whilst you have the initial cost of the bottle, for example our Built Drinking Bottle at £14.99 with bottles of water costing approximately £1 you’ll save your money back in no time.
3. Say No to Disposable Takeaway Cups
Another way to save money while saving the planet is to give up the disposable takeaway coffee cups and use a reusable cup instead. Some coffee shops provide a discount for using your own cup find out more here.
4. Say No To Unnecessary Straws
Sometimes we take a straw out of habit. Do you need one in your drink? Would you use one at home? If not, maybe you don’t need one at all. You could also look at alternatives such as recyclable paper straws or reusable metal straws.
5. Say No To Throw Away Wipes
Disposable wipes don’t disintegrate as well as being full of chemicals. These can easily be replaced with reusable cloths along with more natural cleaners such as the Clean & Natural range (available in store only). They could also be replaced by the E-Cloth range which is a selection of cloths which can be used with just water for a variety of purposes.
If you decide to cut down your plastic use using our tips let us know on our Facebook Page.
You can also see what we are doing as a company to help the environment here.