Today a post popped up on facebook from 1 Million Women about Plastic-free July. This originated in Australia but now people are doing this all over the world. The idea is that you log in on the site and say you are doing it. To be honest I don’t know anything else about it but I have decided to give it a go.
Big questions have come into my head already like – what does plastic-free actually mean and what happens when I fall at the first post?
So in the last hour I have had a few thoughts about how to approach this. I’ve decided that I will try not to buy any new plastic. I will reuse plastic that I already have as much as I possibly can. If I fail at all I will carry on but will save all the plastic I buy and keep it until the end of July and see what the damage is. Also I live in a house with 3 and sometimes 4 other adults. I can’t make them do it although I will be encouraging and so I will be working on not buying any plastic myself.
I’ve decided to do a blog because I didn’t want to clog up the The Plastic-free Consumer facebook page and get up people’s noses. But they can read it if they are interested.
I’m hoping some will be because it would be really nice to have some partners in crime and also to get some ideas off people when I am stuck!
The first thing I have done is split the Basil plants I bought in Sainsbury’s this morning to try and make them last longer because I really don’t know how I’ll manage without Basil!! (OMG – what do I sound like?)