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PLASTIC FREE JULY

PLASTIC FREE JULY

It's Plastic Free July and you can try this challenge by avoiding some single-use plastics like straws, coffee cups, plastic bags, plastic bottles etc. I'll give you some tips how you can replace all that plastic nonsense and do something good for our planet.

 

 
skip-plastic-bags
 
cotton-bags

Next time you go to the grocery store, try NOT to use those plastic bags there but bring some string or cotton bags with you. You can get various sizes and styles. Everything is about being ready!

Where you can get it: Ceska Sitovka, Econea, Biooo, Package Free Shop

 

 
 
reusable-bottle
 
reusable-bottle

Staying hydrated in the summer is extremely important, so don't forget to always carry a bottle of water. BUT instead of buying some bottled water in the store, buy some reusable bottle you can fill with water everytime. It can be made out of glass, steel or some plastic which is BPA free. I prefer plastic because it's light. 

Where you can get it: Lahve, Bobble, Urbanlux, Econea, SIGG, Nila, Made Sustained

 
 
say-no-straw
 
"Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States. These short-lived tools are usually dropped into a garbage can with no further thought, instantly becoming a source of plastic pollution." 
- plasticpollutioncoalition.org

There's a way how to do it. Just simply don't use a plastic straw with your iced coffee or any other drink. If the habit is stronger or you just want to enjoy drinking with a straw, there are many other options - steel straw, bamboo straw... I also saw somewhere a straw made out of pasta. That was cool! I think it's much more fun! 

Where you can get it: Life Without Plastic, Package Free Shop, Brush with Bamboo, Ever Eco, In Greens, Econea

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coffee-to-go
 
reusable-coffee-cup

It's a super busy day, you're running errands and there's no time to sit and enjoy your cup of coffee. I've been there. The disposable coffee cups and lids are world's big problem right now. It actually contains a polyethylene layer so it's not recyclable. Luckily there are many alternatives and some stores offer nice coffee cups made out of bamboo or glass.

Where you can get it: KeepCup, Ecoffee Cup, JOCO Cups, Greenstore

 
 
bamboo-is-better
 

Bamboo is just an amazing material. It's the fastest growing plant in the world and has so many uses. I'm using a bamboo toothbrush, it's partially biodegradable, cutting boards and cooking spoons, travel coffee cup...Bamboo cutlery set is also a nice alternative if you take your meals to go. 

Where you can get it: Econea, In Greens, One Planet Zero

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soap-bar
 
soap-bar

Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, face wash gel, shaving gel, intimate gel...so many products in plastic packaging, so much waste after. Have you ever think about that? What about try to use only one natural soap bar for all of that? It's not that hard. There are so many options of soaps you can try. Dr. Bronner's brand has that kind of soap you can use for everything. I love the lavender one. It's also great for traveling when you can just carry one item instead of five or even more. 

 

Other things worth mentioning:

  • menstrual cup
  • plastic free cotton buds made out of bamboo or paper
  • buy unpackaged food
  • cook food at home and pack your lunch to go
  • shop smart and less, try thrift shopping, recycle your old clothes
  • try to compost
  • swap plastic razor for metal one

 

I wish you happy recycling! 

 
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My cat Coconut loves Coconut Oil!

My cat Coconut loves Coconut Oil!

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