Every year I try to participate in Plastic Free July and do my best to reduce my single-use plastic usage. This year is no different.
While we’re just over a week into July, I’ve decided to share my goals for Plastic Free July and beyond. Because, ultimately, I want to build/reinforce sustainable habits.
Less takeaway coffee
It’s no secret: I love coffee. I tend to have one to three cups daily, and when I’m out and about, that results in buying coffees. I try to sit in and drink rather than getting a takeaway, or I’ll try and use my reusable coffee cup. However, I’ve been incredibly slack at taking a reusable coffee cup around with me, which has resulted in a lot of single-use takeaway coffee cups. It’s something I’m not proud of and I’ll be actively trying to reduce the amount of single-use cups I use.
Less takeaway food
In a similar fashion, I tend to buy a lot of food because I forget to bring my own or I haven’t prepared any. This often results in waste – whether paper or plastic. I want to reduce that waste.
Buying in bulk
Moving out has been an exciting experience and having more freedom to purchase my own food, with more space in the pantry and fridge means I can start comfortably buying things in bulk/from bulk stores.
Buy less in general
In a way, a lot of these are also money-saving, but by reducing the number of things I buy, I’ll also be reducing the amount of plastic waste that comes along with buying products.
Picking up rubbish/beach cleans
I also want to start doing more beach cleans/rubbish pick-ups to help clean up the outdoors up rather than having litter scattered everywhere.
These are just a few of my goals, and overall I just want to work on reducing my plastic usage and creating low-waste/zero-waste habits.
Are you participating in Plastic Free July? If so, what are some of your goals for the month and beyond?
I also plan on sharing more posts and tips on how we can all live a more sustainable lifestyle. Be sure to check out my sustainability category here if you’d like to read more. It’s been a little quiet, but I’m working on it.