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Plastic Free Lifestyle Checklist

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Plastic Free Lifestyle Checklist

Living a plastic-free lifestyle has become more critical than ever, especially with the catastrophic impact of plastic pollution on our oceans, marine life, and animals.

It’s time for us to take responsibility and make changes to reduce plastic use and be more mindful of how we dispose of our plastic waste and consider alternative eco-friendly options.

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Getting Started Plastic Free

But how do we get started? Well, it’s far easier than you might think! First, start by saying no to single-use plastic items like straws, water bottles, and shopping bags. Instead, opt for reusable alternatives like metal straws, refillable water bottles, and cloth bags.

Next, try to avoid packaged foods as much as possible. This can be tough, but with a little planning and preparation, it’s totally doable. Shop at local farmers markets or plastic free shops by bringing your own containers and avoid unnecessary packaging.

You can also look for plastic-free alternatives to everyday items, like bamboo toothbrushes and wooden kitchen utensils. And when it comes to beauty and personal care products, choose brands that use minimal or plastic-free packaging.

Switching to a plastic-free lifestyle may take some time and effort, but it’s worth it. That is is why we have created a plastic free lifestyle checklist to help you identify what changes you can make. By reducing our plastic consumption, we can help protect our planet and all its inhabitants.

Plastic Free Lifestyle Checklist

How can you start to live without plastic? Wondering how to get started?
Recycle metal

Aluminium and other metals are important to recycle as it takes nearly 20 times as much energy to make a new can than it does to make one from recycled products.

Buy Glass

Glass can be recycled over and over again and never loses its integrity.Glass unlike plastic, does not contain any harmful chemicals so nothing can leach into the food.

Reusable Shopping Bags

Carry them in your handbag, pockets, in the glove box of car.Never be without a bag.

Avoid Convenience Foods

Most convenience food come in black plastic food packaging which is very rarely recycled as it cannot be identified by automatic sorting machines.

Excessive food packaging

Fruit and vegetables come with there own natural wrapping they don’t need to be coated in plastic.

Personal Products

Think about using soap to wash with.Women personal products think menstrual cups to save on plastic.

Reusable Coffee Cup

So many coffee cups are disposed of everyday and not recycled. Besides the plastic lid, plastic straw, the paper cups itself is lined with a plastic coating.

Reusable Water Bottles

Give up bottled water. Thousands of bottles of water are sold a year.Its not just about plastic here but think of the resources are used to extract, bottle, and then ship water that is available from a tap plastic FREE.

Avoid Single Use Items

Avoid plastic cutlery, Straws, cling wrap, Teabags, Chewing Gum, Glitter and plastic earbuds.

Laundry & Cleaning

soap nuts, natural mineral pellet eggs, borax.

Plastic Free Shops

There are plastic free zero waste shops popping up everywhere. Bring your own containers and refill.

So let’s start taking small steps towards a more sustainable future, together!

Recycling is great, but it still uses lots of energy, water and other resources so we need to aim is to ‘reduce and reuse’

Paper, cardboard, and glass can in theory be recycled indefinitely so we need to be thoughtful on our choices but hoping this checklist can help you move to a more plastic free lifestyle. Together we can reduce plastic!

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