We're half way through Plastic Free July but I'm challenging you to make plastic free July a lifestyle for every month of the year. Plastic is harmful for our health and our environment. Less than 91% of all plastics globally is not recycled , kills over 100 million marine mammals each year , about 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually , it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050 . You can make a difference by reducing your plastic consumption and choosing alternatives to single-use plastics! Here’s a list of the items I always leave the house with!
1. Reusable bag (purchase of this bag goes to Chay Nhat, a non-profit working towards reducing the plastic pollution in Vietnam through beach clean-ups)
2. Metal or bamboo straw (bamboo straws from Con Market, organic market in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
3. Reusable cup/ water bottle (mineral purified water by Vitajuwel)
4. Reusable silverware
5. To-go box
Check out featured guest blogger, Kara Michelle’s Being Karmic blog post explaining where Plastic Free July came from, what are single-use plastics, and how you can plan ahead to avoid them!
Kara Michelle is a meditation, yoga & reiki, vegan & plastic-free enthusiast and blogger also founder of Aliya Dung Paper – Eco-friendly, fair trade, and handmade notebooks made from 30% elephant dung, 70% recycled paper with proceeds going towards Elephants in Sri Lanka. Find her and her awesome notebooks on instagram: @being.karmic & @aliyapaper and facebook: being.karmic