Plastic Free July

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

Eco Vibe Zero Waste Biodegradable Floss, Peppermint

Reusable Bamboo Cotton Makeup Remover Pads in a Cotton Mesh Bag

Glass Bottle Pump, 100ml

Refillable Tin of Toothpaste Tablets with Fluoride

Beauty Kitchen Natruline Vegan Lip Balm

Vegan Food Wraps

The Vegan Food Wraps Company, Small Kitchen Pack

The Vegan Food Wraps Company, Medium Kitchen Pack

Plastic free cleaning

Some of the items in the cleaning range are zero waste as the range of sponges are compostable.

Happy Husks Cellulose Sponge

Happy Husks Scouring Pad

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.

Chinet Super Strong plates pack of 10

Jena Compostable cutlery pack