You might have heard that July is "Plastic-Free July". Hey! No pressure!
At It’s Organic Darling, we believe that Plastic-Free July is just the beginning of your journey to reduce plastic waste.
Being plastic-free in July isn’t a target. It’s just an excellent opportunity to start thinking about how we all can make little changes that help to reduce the amount of plastic we have in our homes.
The little things we do to reduce our plastic waste adds up.
According to the Plastic Free July website, participants:
- reduce their household waste and recycling by 15kg per person per year (3.5% less waste)
- globally they reduced 2.1 billion tonnes of waste and recycling, including 300 million kgs of plastic consumption
- 86% of people made changes that have become habits/ a way of life
- after 11 years, Plastic Free July has reduced global demand by 2.3% of all bottled water, 3.1% of all fruit and vegetable packaging, and 4.0% of all plastic straws*
Source: Plastic Free July
Here’s our favourite It’s Organic Darling products that help you make some little swaps to help reduce plastic
Making a big impact on the environment and as little impact as possible on your life!
Onya Reusable bags
Plastic creeps in quickly when it comes to doing the shopping.
The Onya range of recycled, reusable BPA-free eco bags is a fantastic way to reduce your plastic footprint.
Take the Onya produce bags to the supermarket, use the compostable bin liners or store your bread fresher for longer using the plastic-free bread bags.
Huskee reusable coffee cup
Although disposable coffee cups may be made from paper, many are coated in plastic to keep the liquid inside.
Taking your own coffee cup helps reduce both waste and plastic waste.
Huskee cups are made from material produced from the coffee husk. They’re BPA-free, dishwasher safe and keep your hot drinks hotter for longer!
Plastic sneaks in all around us. And a plastic-filled bathroom is a great place to start choosing plastic-free options.
Plastic toothbrushes take around 500 years to decompose. And with 3.5 billion toothbrushes sold each year globally, a lot of waste could be avoided.
Pearlbar help us reduce our plastic waste by producing bamboo manual and electric toothbrushes.
You don’t need to choose between a great smile and the environment! This is one swap to reduce our plastic footprint we think you’ll love (and your teeth will thank you for).
And, when you’re all done with the toothbrushes you can easily compost them instead of throwing them away.
Plastic-free July is a fantastic time to start making little changes to your shopping that help to reduce plastic waste.
And, at It’s Organic Darling, we’ve plenty of not just organic but eco-friendly, sustainable, recycled and plastic-free products for you to choose from.