Plastic Free Life Hacks

This July was a month long celebration of all things plastic free. Whether you committed to the Plastic Free July challenge or just tried to be more mindful of your consumption, you have already made a huge difference. Here are some plastic free life hacks to keep you on track in the coming months.

Ever since David Attenborough’s Blue Planet series highlighted the incredible damage done to our Earth by plastic pollution, we are glad to see an increase in people pledging to use less plastic. This month Plastic Free July launched a challenge to encourage people to cut single use plastic out of their lives. Find out more about the challenge and get involved here. You can also find tips on eliminating plastic from your bathroom and skincare routine here.

If instead you prefer to make positive changes in your own time, we have found some handy helpers to make going plastic free less painful. Why not purchase one of the below each month to gradually fade out your plastic use over the next year? This way you can spread the cost and give yourself the time to ensure that the changes you make are sustainable within your lifestyle. Or try out Plastic Free tips that will also help to reduce your spending too.

The Vendeur Plastic Free Tips
  • Take your reusable water bottle and coffee cup with you. In London, the Refill App allows you to find water refill stations easily
  • Wash and reuse glass jars and bottles to store food in your fridge or cupboard. 
  • Make large portions at dinner to eat for lunch the next day. This negates the need for a trip to the shops for plastic wrapped lunches.
  • Avoid using plastic bags to store damp or smelly gym clothes. La Pochette do a great range of sweat bags that are deodorising and antibacterial. 
  • Use cotton or paper bags when purchasing fruit and veg or tupperware when purchasing fresh meat, fish or cheeses from your local deli or supermarket deli counter. 
  • When travelling, keep your minis and refill them with your usual products to take to the gym or on holiday to avoid constantly replacing them.
  • Keep your reusable foodware in your drawer at work to ensure you don’t need to reach for a plastic fork in an emergency. 

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