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Plastic is everywhere!

And its hard to avoid and can be sneaky! That's the common story from participants this week. Taking the challenge opens our eyes to how plastic our world is. New habits take time to develop - remember to focus on what you have avoided, not just on the plastic you accumulated. Thanks for sharing your achievements, dilemmas and photos.

Idea 1: Think ahead: pack your reusable coffee cup, bags and containers in your car before you head out.

Idea 2: Tell retailers that you are avoiding plastic so your container thats just been refilled doesn't end up in a plastic bag or you get a straw in that juice you ordered.

Idea 3: Take your own reusable produce bags for buying fruit & veges and bulk nuts, rice etc. Make your own from second hand netting curtains (pattern here) or come to our workshop in Perth on 19 July (register here). 


Buying food in bulk and refilling liquids in containers is a great way to reduce plastic packaging. Check out our website or the BULK App which locates bulk food bins and liquid refills near you and lets you share the locations that you find with others (over 1,100 locations worldwide). Plastic Free UK is a directory of UK based individuals and organisations tackling problem plastic.

Schools & Groups

Students from Mt Manypeaks School conducted a bin audit to see how much plastic and other waste they are producing. Other schools have run "nude food" lunches and beach cleanups. We have heard from businesses holding plastic-free morning teas in their office, some offering discounts for reusables and online sellers replacing plastic packaging with alternatives.

Your stories

Many people are blogging about their challenge - read some here. It's great to read them to learn new ideas and to know you are not alone in your struggles! Staff from 1Million Women are embracing the challenge. Holly writes My fast-paced lifestyle is being reflected in my plastic consumption habits, I need to slow down and think about what I’m buying.





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