Cutting down on your use of plastic is a small change which can have big benefits for both the Earth and your body. Plastic is made from toxic chemicals which interfere with the Earth’s ecosystems and our endocrine system. I decided to consciously reduce my use of plastics a few years back after one of my yoga trips to Thailand where I saw first hand just some of the devastating impact our use of plastic has on our beaches and oceans. Over the past couple of years it has been really encouraging to see so many others get involved in trying out and promoting small initiatives like ‘Plastic Free July’ which can help everyone make small sustainable changes that can lead to simple long term habits.
Try switching up just one daily / weekly habit to one of these plastic free alternatives:
- Use a glass or stainless steel water bottle rather than purchasing plastic bottles.
- Use glass, stainless steel or bamboo drinking straws. MILLIONS of plastic straws get dumped into the sea every single day. Most of these are made from single use plastics which take hundreds of years to break down, seeping their chemicals into the water when they do. Reusable straws are small and light to carry with you and most can go in the dishwasher.
- Choose products with less plastic packaging. I find it so sad to see gorgeous organic veggies covered in toxic plastic! Every purchase is a vote so please use yours to go for the food items with less plastic packaging.
- Bring your own bag! Take a reusable shopping bag with you to the market / supermarket. Would you like to take your veggies home in a LifeCleanse shopping tote? Let us know on social media or by email during July and we’ll send one out to you.
- Get your hands on some compostable disposable gloves. Many of us are going through lots of disposable gloves with the strange times we are living through this year but thankfully there are some compostable options available for these.