Plastic-Free July Challenge

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  1. Preeti says:

    Thank you for posting this, Roseanne. On a daily basis, I am fighting with Paul as he will throw away a takeout food container in the trash/recycling and I will take it out, wash it and reuse it. It is not food grade, or it is single use only, he will argue. No worries, I am storing fabric strips in it, I will say. Every bit helps. Right? I don’t drink coffee and rarely get a beverage when I am out. I drink water from the tap (not directly, I use a tumbler). I am sure my electric toothbrush is some kind of plastic. But I have not seen any other kind. I change heads rather than the whole toothbrush, if that helps. I don’t use sandwich bags, but glass containers with lids. Grocery bags – I can do better here. Sometimes I carry my own but must do it more often. I don’t use straws. I promise I am trying and will do more.

  2. Love this post Roseanne. I’ll add more to Sandra’s list of good things happening here in Canada; laundry soap in a tissue form, and bulk stores that you can take your glass containers in to to get your liquids supplies (oil, laundry soap, shampoos, etc.). If each of us does what we can it can only help our planet. Perhaps we should do a quilt challenge once a year the way our grandmother’s did; recycling our old/worn clothing 😉

  3. Kathleen McCormick says:

    This is a great thing and many things I already do…. The non plastic toothbrush is interesting…I only use an electric….but maybe that counts. Need to figure this one out. II need to invest in some alternative freezer containers, as I do like to use ziploc bags there…another thing. to work on. Thanks for urging me on to some new practices.

  4. Gail Sheppard says:

    Great post, Roseanne!
    We can no longer get a plastic bag at any store and have to pay 25 cents for a paper one! I always carry extra reusable fabric bags in my purse so I don’t have to pay for paper. Some producers in BC are also starting to not wrap cucumbers!
    Lots of small steps will help!

  5. Of course you know I would LOVE this post and wholly support plastic free July in every country. Once we do it for a month those habits can carry over into the rest of our lives, right? I have bought beeswax wraps which work just fantastically to put over a cake, or keep produce in in the fridge, and they rinse easily for reusing many many times. Living literally a two minutes’ walk from one of the five Great Lakes, it is near and dear to my heart, and I have picked up my fair share of plastic on the beaches where I walk. Plastic is the bane of our planet’s existence. Thank you for spreading this easy-to-do PSA! Oh, and Canada has begun rolling out the ban on single use plastic. Rare is the store where you can still get a plastic bag and straws are all paper now. One of the big producers of cucumbers in my town has stopped wrapping them in plastic too and it is JAW-DROPPING how much plastic that one company has now stopped from going into a landfill. One + one + one… so true.

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