Plastic Free July

Posted on 12 Jul 2021 Posted in  Tips & Updates
Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement which encourages others to make small changes such as reducing their usage of single-use plastics every day. So far, this movement has inspired an estimated 326 million participants in 177 countries around the world to choose to refuse at least one single-use plastic and develop new habits forever. It’s a personal challenge that’s part of a global effort of learning new ways to be kinder to the planet.

Want to know what alternatives are available on the market? We have you covered. We hope these suggestions help to make plastic-free alternatives easier for you to source and cheaper with the addition of cashback.

Stylish shopping totes

Cath Kidston

We are obsessed with Cath Kidston’s range of tote-ally cute shopping bags. Not only do they bring a pop of colour with their bold designs, but they can also help you cut out single-use plastic bags. The one pictured is actually made out of 100% Recycled Polyester, produced from recycled plastic bottles. With the addition of cashback when you shop through us, they don’t cost the earth but can contribute to caring for it. Try keeping one in your car so you don’t forget on your next shopping trip to ditch the single-use plastic bag and pick up your stylish re-usable one!

Kind to your skin and kind to the planet? Yes please!

wild

Swapping out your plastic contained toiletries for something re-fillable and recyclable is a fantastic way to do your bit. Wild is the world’s first zero-plastic deodorant refill. Made from plants, packaged in plants and can be composted down to feed new plants! It’s kind to your skin too, with no hidden parabens, chemicals or nasties. Shop through us and you can bag yourself some cashback too.

Swap disposable cutlery and cups for re-usable

husk up

Plastic utensils and coffee cup lids are both listed as one of the top ten ocean polluters. Husk Up have some fabulous alternatives so you don’t have to curb that coffee craving or miss out on your sunny day picnics to take part in Plastic Free July. Their reusable coffee cups are made from rice husk with marvellous eye-catching designs. They even have an 8oz cup for all you espresso and flat white drinkers so no matter what coffee takes your fancy, you can drink it sustainably. The star of the show is their reusable cutlery, which is astonishingly dishwasher friendly and biodegradable, meaning that you can dig into your favourite on-the-go plates without feeling guilty. Surely the fact that they have cashback offers seals the deal. Check out their page.

Here’s one for all you beauty lovers

natural collection

If variety is what you’re looking for then Natural Collection is your destination. Shop their plastic free beauty category for organic cosmetics that are gentle to your skin and the environment. You’ll be glowing inside and outside, knowing that you’re cutting down on single-use plastics and feeding your skin with the best natural ingredients.

Be part of the solution

We know that all of this can feel overwhelming. There really are so many exciting new products to try that are kinder to the environment and we hope this blog helps to point you in the right direction so that you know what plastic free alternatives exist. Plastic Free July is all about challenging yourself to cut out at least one single-use plastic and we hope that you can rise to the challenge, no matter how small or big you go - every little change contributes to the global effort.

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Comments
Roshi Chavda19 Jul 21 - 10:25 Hope everyone gets on board it’S to save our future!
BASSLINEBARGAINS16 Jul 21 - 21:35 Some Excellent ideas there.... Especially the reusable cups. Fingers crossed the high end chains like Starbucks and McDonald's take the pledge! X