If you didn’t know its Plastic Free July… Will you be joining in and making more of an effort to cut down your plastic waste? This is not new news, but even if you haven’t taken any steps so far, you can easily start NOW!
Here are a few quick and easy tips to help you out:
Reusable Water Bottle: These are EVERYWHERE, its so much better for the environment when you reuse a bottle rather than buying one every time you’re out, and might I add a hell of lot cheeper long term.
Reusable Travel Mug: Again, super easy to get hold of and you get money OFF your take away coffees when you buy in a store. We invested in a coffee machine a few years ago. Heres some quick math for our yearly coffee expenditure: x2 coffees five days a week at an average of £3.50 is £1820 per year!! Break down the cost of our coffee machine and the coffee we buy for it, and it comes to £268 per year. Thats a saving of £1552 per year… if that’s not an incentive to get a travel mug then I don’t know what is. And knowing that you’re NOT contributing to the millions of takeaway cups being thrown away every day is a good feeling as well.
Flask: As a family we are outside as much as possible. We take supplies with us for the day for a number of reasons. A couple are that we can eat when we want, we don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to buy food from and we are not buying more food in plastic packaging. One thing we always take out with us is a flask filled with hot chocolate for the kids, they absolutely LOVE sitting on a log in the ‘wild’ and sipping on a hot choccie. I also fill it with coffee for long bike rides..
Cutlery: Invest in some portable cutlery so that you can eat your homemade lunch, or store bought lunch that needs a fork, so that you’re not using a plastic fork once and then binning it.
Reusable Bags: This should be second nature by now otherwise I presume you’ve mastered the balancing act of all your groceries. I’ll admit, its a skill.
To help you on your Plastic Free July Journey, I’ve teamed up with MIZU and snagged you a 20% discount code for the entire month of July! Just use the code MIZULEX on checkout to get your 20% off anything you wanted to help you along your Plastic Free Journey 🙂