31 Plastic Free Swaps 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!
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
Use cotton face scrubbies instead of disposable cotton ball or wipes
Buy a cleansing bar to use instead of bottled
Switch to a metal safety razor
Use conditioner in a glass jar or bar
Buy coral safe suncream in a tin
Have a zero waste period with a mentral cup, reusable cloth pads or period pants
Swap plastic floss for compostable floss
Use a bamboo toothbrush instead of plastic
Use a bar of hand soap instead of bottled
Ditch the cotton buds for bamboo ones (or none!)