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31 Plastic Free Swaps For Plastic Free July

31 Plastic Free Swaps to try for Plastic Free July

Do you want to challenge yourself and go plastic free this July?

Then this is the list for you!

Instead of setting lofty resolutions at the beginning of this Plastic Free July, look at these 4 specific areas in your zero waste journey so you can make effective and long term change this month!

Millions of people from all around the world took part in Plastics Free July last year, preventing 900 Million kg of plastic waste, and helping to spread awareness to billions of people!

You can take part in the Plastic Free July challenge, you can start small by reducing your plastic use, or go completely plastic free for the whole of July!

To help you out we’ve come up with 4 different areas to focus on (one for each week of July) and some suggestions to get you started.

Start to make small changes today, and by the end of the month it will have become a habit!

Kitchen - Plastic Free July
  • Swap cling film for wax wraps

  • Buy wooden scrubbing brushes over plastic

  • Make your own cleaning products from natural ingredients

  • Swap washing up liquid in plastic bottle for a dish soap bar

  • Swap detergent for soapnuts

  • Use a zero waste stain remover bar

  • Meal plan to use leftovers and reduce food waste

  • Grow your own herbs in your garden, patio or window sill

Bathroom - Plastic Free July

Reusables - Plastic Free July

Wardrobe - Plastic Free July
  • Say NO to fast fashion

  • Buy second hand or high quality clothes that will last

  • Learn how to sew and fix your clothes

  • If you don't have an item of clothing, see if you can borrow it from a friend or family member before you look to purchase it!

  • Go on a buying ban and rediscover items in your wardrobe that you haven't worn in ages

Whatever you do, please remember it’s not about being perfect, not every one of these will work for everyone. Do what you can and make the list your own so that it is suitable for your lifestyle and budget.

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