Plastic Free July is a challenge of using zero waste product (no plastic product) during the month of July. This event started in Western Australia in 2011 and it is now attracting millions of participants across more than 170 countries in the world.
You want to be a part of the zero waste lifestyle? Here are some effective ways to prepare for this event.
1. Get some ideas from zero waste book.
You have heard many things about Plastic Free July and zero waste life these days and you are interested in this? However, you still wonder how you can start and follow this lifestyle. Here they are!
There are various kinds of books about zero waste life that you can read such as zero waste home by Bea Johson, famille zero dechet by Ze Guide, etc. The authors will give you essential advice, useful insights and easy tips for your sustainable living event starting with Plastic Free July challenge.
2. Bring your own cup
Single-use plastic cup is one of the most frequently found items in European beach and they can’t be recycled.
Get yourself armed with your lovely reusable cup is the ideal way to reduce throwing- away plastic ones. If you are a loyal customer of a takeaway coffee shop, bring your own cup and ask them use yours. I’m sure you will be happy and get used to this soon.
3. Say no with plastic straw
As you can see, plastic straw takes around 500 years to decompose, this is really harmful for our planet. Thus, reduce the plastic straw consumption is also one of must-to-do things if you want to have a zero waste lifestyle.
Replace plastic straw by bamboo straw or stainless steel straw. This is an effective way to get involved in protecting our planet and have a sustainable living.
4. Bring your own shopping bag
Tote bag or other kinds of reusable bags are great ideas for Plastic Free July event. Don’t just take them to the supermarket, bring them every time with you, you can use it for shopping time.
Make a small investment in a reusable bag lasting several years rather than using plastic bags which create seriously negative impact on the environment.
5. Use the reusable containers
The glass or steel containers which can be cleaned and reusable are also recommended for you for your eco friendly life. Instead of using plastic bags to keep your food in the fridge, you can use some containers and name it to make sure you can easily know what food inside.
Make sure you separate raw food and cooked food in different containers, it is better for your health because bacteria from raw food can contaminate cold cooked food.
Let’s change your living habits by following the effective tips above. It is not just for Plastic Free July challenge, it is for our planet.
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