Hi Eco warriors,
I wanted to update you all on my new challenge for 2019. I think most of us are well aware of the world wide plastic crisis, if you aren’t then perhaps you’ve been living under a rock or you don’t have the internet which is cool 😎 but if you don’t know then it is estimated that 12.7 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans. Items include plastic bags, bottle tops, toothbrushes, plastic cutlery and micro beads. These plastics we throw away kill endangered species and are living the stomachs of sea birds who rely on the ocean for food supplies. (Greenpeace 2019)
Last year I decided I wanted to change my plastic consuming habits and became rather depressed after looking around my house, all I could see was plastic, literally in every corner of my house. I felt over whelmed by it, but I decided that I needed to do something about it.
In a desperate bid to ditch the plastic for good this year I am making a plastic-free promise and in doing so I’m starting by replacing an item a time with something much better, that is not packaged in plastic and hopefully not full of nasty chemicals. These will be anything from beauty products to household cleaning supplies. I’m also going to post an honest review of the products I try and hopefully you guys will get some plastic-free inspiration too.
As it’s not particularly eco-friendly to bin all the plastic I already own, instead I’m going to replace things as they run out and hopefully by the end of the year I would have made some huge changes to my lifestyle.
I would love any of your suggestions for eco-friendly and plastic-free products to try.
Come and join my army of eco warriors on the Thrifty Green Life Facebook group. I would love to see you there 😊