Will you attempt to eliminate single-use plastic for the month of July??
It’s that time again!
Plastic free July is upon us! Are you joining us?
You have probably heard that our oceans are in crisis, that they are choking because of our convenience and throw away culture.
Recent reports have stated that 8 million tonnes of plastic are getting dumped into our oceans every year. 32 million pieces of plastic enter Australian oceans every single day.
Our oceans are in trouble.
The thing is, we have the power to create a different future, we can create a future where our oceans aren’t in crisis but are thriving,
It’s up to us to do what we can to protect our oceans.
One way to do that is to eliminate plastic. What we don’t use, we don’t lose!
I know going plastic-free can seem overwhelming and hard.
I used to feel that way too.
I created this email series to take away the fear and confusion. I want this lifestyle to be simple for everyone. I want it to be the norm. you don’t have to do it perfectly. Just give it a go, just try your best and eliminate what you can.
It’s such a great challenge, I love it because no matter where you are on your plastic-free lifestyle journey you can learn something, challenge yourself and keep building on your habits.
I took part in the Plastic Free July challenge for the first time last year. I had already started my own plastic-free journey and taking part in Plastic-free July just took it to the next level. I had so much more to learn and to this day I’m trying new ways to make this lifestyle easier.
What is Plastic Free July??
Plastic Free July is an organisation that was founded in 2011 in Perth, WA. Its aim is to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives by encouraging people to eliminate the use of single-use plastic during July each year.
The Challenge is pretty simple. Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July. “Single-use” means anything that is intended to be used once and then thrown away. For example: plastic shopping bags, plastic cups, straws, plastic bottles and plastic packaging.
If refusing ALL single-use plastic sounds too daunting you can do the TOP 4 challenge instead, this challenge means refusing plastic bags, bottles, takeaway coffee cups and straws.
Have a go at refusing single-use plastic during July.
It is a challenge, not a competition. Don’t worry about being perfect, try your best and have fun doing it!
Collect any unavoidable single-use plastic you buy. Keep it in a bag or jar and share it with us at the end of the challenge.
It’s up to you regarding how long you participate. You might decide to go plastic-free for a day, a week, a month or longer! However long you choose will still make a contribution. You can also register for the challenge on the Plastic Free July website or just following along with the Tips you will receive from me.
I have created a free email series for you to take away the confusion that comes with living a plastic-free lifestyle. For 31 days you will get a step by step guide to eliminating single-use plastics from your life, how you will be protecting our oceans in the process, and how to make it stick in this modern world without losing your luxuries.
It will go a little something like this..
Week 1: Beginners week – Covering the basics to get you started
Week 2: Advanced Week – The training wheels are off, more tips for you to add to your plastic-free lifestyle
Week 3: DIY week – Plastic free Recipes for Beauty, cleaning and eating
Week 4: Make it stick week – tips to keep you on your plastic-free journey with ease
Throughout the month there will be weekly challenges, checklists and resources for you to download.
Last year 36,000 people from 85 different countries participated in Plastic Free July, isn’t that incredible? Awareness is spreading, people are starting to realise that our convenience culture isn’t sustainable and we are choosing to create change and create a sustainable world for the future.
Each person that signs up will receive:
• A chance to win an awesome eco-giveaway made up of amazing reusable products from eco-conscious businesses that I adore, including Beeeco wraps, Hankyfolk, Rechusable and Joco Cups.
• 20% off The Eco Collection for the whole month of July (with $1 from every sale going to TAKE 3 – A clean beach initiative)
• Discount codes to use during July for supporting eco-friendly businesses including Beeeco wraps, Hankyfolk and Rechusable.
• 31 Days of plastic free lifestyle tips, checklists, recipes and my favourite resources.
• Access to a supportive Facebook group with others taking the Plastic Free July challenge. A space where you can share your experiences, struggles and tips.
It’s completely Free and will go straight to your inbox so you can learn to live a plastic-free lifestyle whenever It suits you.
The eco-prize pack will be drawn at the end of July! Goodluck!
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