05 Jul Plastic Free July – be part of the movement and ditch single-use plastic with a selection of alternatives
Plastic Free July is an annual global movement that encourages people to reduce their plastic consumption for the whole month. What started from humble beginnings in 2011 has since attracted the masses, with an estimated 250 million people joining in last year. The campaign shows how we all can help to reduce the impact of plastic on the planet by inspiring people to consider their everyday plastic usage and make small lifestyle changes. We know that plastic stays on earth without biodegrading, it clogs up animal’s stomachs and it pollutes our waterways.
Awareness is growing, and the movement has gained traction from large corporations. Supermarkets in the UK have pledged to go plastic-free by the end of 2023. The 5p plastic bag levy has also seen the use of disposable bags fall by 90 per cent.
In the wake of a global pandemic, some parts of the plastic renaissance were inevitable – such as the need for personal protective equipment (PPE). Other sectors are also jumping back on the plastic train. Reusable cups were temporarily banned from Starbucks coffee shops to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. The company had previously introduced a charge for its unrecyclable single-use cups in a bid to cut down on plastic waste. Many UK pubs that reopened in a takeaway capacity had been serving in plastic cups. These measures might not be necessary, as reusable cups, bottles, and containers are safe to use, as long as they are washed properly and social distancing is observed.
Now more than ever, it’s time to cut our plastic consumption and take part in Plastic Free July’s award-winning campaign to save both our planet’s and our own health.
Making small changes is simpler than it seems: leave plastic out of your shopping trolley and consider the alternatives.
Available in the Goodness Goodies shop is a small selection of single use plastic alternatives. It is very easy to make a swap today when the range of products are this good.
Beauty & Health
Vegan Food Wraps
Plastic free cleaning
Some of the items in the cleaning range are zero waste as the range of sponges are compostable.
The compostable range
Compostable plates, bowls and cutlery are ideal for any parties or camping trips. Use and then compost, no washing up and no waste.