What a month! Plastic Free July is always a great time of reflection on our personal plastic use and a time to gain more awareness of plastic’s impact on the environment. We’ve been reading a lot of great posts and articles online this month and have some of our favourites here to share with you.
Plastic Free July Recap
Last year for Plastic Free July, we walked through different rooms in our homes to find out where we were using plastic. It was an eye opening experience because plastic is everywhere! This year, we looked at some more niche areas of our lives to see how we could swap out some more plastic.
In case you missed out on any, here are the links to this year’s posts for Plastic Free July:
Getting Prepped and Ready for Plastic Free July
Looking to learn what Plastic Free July is and how to participate? Start here with our intro post! This post includes a link to our 5-week Plastic Free July Challenge where we lay out daily challenges for you to try.
Plastic Free July: Personal Care Products
Cosmetics and personal care can be a challenging area to go plastic free in. Krista took a look at some options and DIY recipes to help you tackle the plastic in those products.
How Good are Cork Yoga Mats? A Scoria World Review
I recently replaced my old plastic yoga mat with a sustainable cork mat. I only recently learned these existed! In this post I’m sharing all about what cork yoga mats are like and about the sustainable materials that they are made of.
Plastic Free July: The Plastic in our Clothing
Plastic sneaks into every area of our lives including our clothing! Krista looked at the plastic in our clothing and ways to reduce the environmental impact of it. She shared about what to do and also about different types of fabric to consider.
Best of Plastic Free July from Around the Web
We weren’t the only ones writing about Plastic Free July. There’s always a LOT of participants out there–326 million to be exact for 2020. We’ve been following along online and have a round up of our favourite Plastic Free July content we were reading this year.
Here are five of our favourite posts that we read this month.
1. Why Sustainability is Important – My Journey by The Grumpy Olive
Cristina breaks down the topic of sustainability by not only addressing what it is, but also how we can tackle some changes in our lives. In addition to that, this post touches on Cristina’s own journey and struggle in starting a sustainable lifestyle. It’s so important to share the ups and downs of our journeys because life never goes in a straight line!
Read the post here: Why Sustainability is Important – My Journey
2. Plastic Free July Eco-Actions by EcoBabble
Sometimes talking about reducing plastic can be overwhelming because it’s such a big topic. EcoBabble has broken down some easy steps towards tackling the issue in your life. Their post is a great list of practical things you can do in your life to reduce your dependence on plastic.
Read the post here: Plastic Free July Eco Actions
3. Easy Zero-Waste Face Powder by Boomer Eco Crusader
We were talking about plastic free cosmetics and personal care on the blog this month and Michelle shared with us her easy DIY for face powder. It can be made with items from your pantry! Cosmetics can be a challenging area to go plastic free, so I think this is a brilliant option for a zero waste product.
Read the post here: Easy Zero-Waste Face Powder
4. How to Reuse 9 Common Packaging Items by This Brilliant Day
When little bits of plastic work their way into our lives, there are still creative ways you can reuse these and give them new life. Reusing something before tossing it in the bin is one of the most practical ways you can help our planet. Sophie has some really creative ideas for reusing items in her post!
Read the post here: How to Reuse 9 Common Packaging Items
5. The Truth About Individual Accountability & Climate Action by Transatlantic Notes
This post is a reminder that personal accountability is important and a good thing, but we also need to put pressure on those that are causing most of the damage. Molly tackles this big topic in an truly accessible way. She shares ways we can expand our individual eco-actions to a broader climate action, which could result in the systemic shift our planet desperately needs.
Read the post here: The Truth About Individual Accountability & Climate Action
We love seeing so many people writing about and participating in movements like Plastic Free July. It’s encouraging to see awareness for sustainable choices and climate action continuing to grow!
These are five of our favourite posts from the month. What were you favourite reads from this month?