Who made it through the first week of Plastic Free July? 🥳 Don't stress if you're struggling - that's why it's called a Challenge! To help us all out, the lovely Lynda Curtis has put together a list of stores that offer plastic-free options around Adelaide. Are we missing anywhere? Let us know in the comments below!
I love that it's really up to us as to how we take the challenge. Some years like this year I am so motivated and make time to learn and try new things and other years I just maintain what I am doing and spread the word. I'm currently making my own corn chips for the first time! I have been meaning to try them for years and it's Plastic Free July that makes things happen!
We used glass containers for our meats at the butcher for a while but found they ended up using more plastic than usual because they’d use a clean plastic bag to pick up each item to transfer it to the glass container 🤦🏼♀️
Basically use what you already have, be resourceful and imaginative, doesn't matter if it's not pretty!!
Save your jars and use them in the pantry to store things airtight. Beats buying expensive pantry storage systems.
I dare say the act of buying all those items new on the left would use far more resources and energy than you could ever save by reducing your plastic use
i.e. net negative for the environment.
For example, you need to drink your coffee from a reusable ceramic mug around 120 times vs a disposable cup before there is a net positive for the environment.
Calling all teachers! After some inspo for sustainability-orientated lesson ideas? We have just finalised our new 'Let's be Waste Warriors' education resource, with Australian curriculum-aligned lesson ideas and accompanying activity sheets.
To help you understand the resource and how we can help you in other ways, join us for one of two Zoom sessions.
It's that time of year again! What are you tackling this July to reduce your plastic use? It doesn't matter how big or small your goal is, we all need to start somewhere and there is no better time than now! ... See MoreSee Less
Not exactly cutting out plastic but is definitely cutting down on waste.
I enjoy a fruit box at work, but instead of taking an individual fruit box every day I'm now buying 1L juice & putting it into a glass bottle.
I've also stopped buying individual packet of chips/biscuits & instead buy a box of biscuits/packet of chips & seperate it into individual containers.
Have also invested in reusable produce bags.
I'm tackling the plastic coated snacks (Jatz, Cruskits, Rice Crisps) that have crept into the home since having a 1 year old and going back to work 😅 I already have some go-to packaging-free snacks like home-made popcorn from loose kernels bought in reusable produce bag, protein balls, cookies, etc, but I'd like to find a cracker recipe that bubs likes. Fruit and bread is another easy plastic-free snack for him 😀