3. Don’t do it alone
Everything is better in groups. Convincing (or even bribing) a friend to partake in the challenge with you, will make July a whole lot more fun, but also increase your chances of succeeding. It’s all about accountability, and if you don’t have anyone watching in, it’s easy to stick to convenience… which usually means plastic.
4. Be sustainable
Plastic Free July is all about sustainability, and ironically, your actions need to be sustainable too. If you opt to refuse plastic by never eating out in July, that’s great. But it’s not sustainable. Make choices in July that you can carry through with you to August, September, and beyond.
For example, continue to eat out during July, but take your own food containers with you for your leftovers and takeaways, and tell the waiter at the very beginning of the meal, that you are plastic free.
5. Think of your WHY
Tackle Plastic Free July with motivation and purpose. Your competitive nature won’t get you through. There must be a driving force behind your month of plastic free living, and it’s a good idea to establish this now. Plastic Free July have a great range of resources and information to teach you why plastic free living is important. The oceans, the forests, your family, or the animals. It will be different for everyone, but your why must exist.
It’s nearing the end of June, and your plastic free month is looming. Don’t let it scare you, embrace the challenge, and use these tips to help you breeze walk through Plastic Free July with your head held high.
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