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Plastic Free July starts today! If you haven't ever participated in Plastic Free July (or even heard of it), don't worry! I'm here to guide you along on your month long adventure! Photo: www.plasticfreejuly.org Plastic Free July is a month long campaign designed to promote the reduction of plastic production, use, and disposal. It started back in 2011 in Australia and now has millions of participants from around the world. What's great about this campaign is that there are no
Plastic Free July is up and it's time to do my monthly waste audit. This time however, I also collected the plastic recycling in addition to my trash. Plastic in general is not a resource I want to be using - whether or not I can recycle it. Over the last few years, my usage has drastically dropped but doing a complete audit every once in a while can really help me pin-point the areas that need more work. First, let's take a look at the trash I produced this month. It totals
In honor of the completion of Plastic Free July, I've compiled a list of the thirty-one practices you should take up today to ditch plastic for good! How many of these do you already do? Tip #1: Don't rely on recycling! Relying on recycling doesn't always work in your favor. There is only a 30% recycling rate in the US and it is an energy intensive process. You can read more about why I don't think recycling is the answer in a separate post! Tip #2: Buy food without packaging
Plastic Free July kicked off a few days ago and it's already in full swing! It's goal is to raise awareness around plastic use and challenge people to envision a life with less plastic. People pledge to give up specific plastic items for the month of July in order to reduce plastic waste and ocean pollution. There are varying levels in which you can participate from just getting informed to giving up all plastic completely! If you want to learn more about the movement, you ca
Plastic Free July is supposed to be a month raising awareness around plastic consumption and production and encouraging people to try new things to reduce their garbage output. As a zero waster, Plastic Free July has my name all over it. I have managed to keep my trash production under 1.0 ounce for the last 11 months which is a huge achievement. I haven't however been monitoring my recycling consistently and I know I have a decent amount of plastic that gets recycled. It is