Eliminating single-use plastic
Eliminating single-use plastic does not just cut down on waste, it also helps the wildlife and reduces our carbon footprint. Why? Almost all plastic comes from fossil fuels.
Plastic Free July provides a brilliant opportunity for us to be more aware of what we consume every day. Every positive habit adds up, so by bringing attention to our use of plastic this month and realising just how much we use and then throw away, we can make good changes. There are alternatives to single-use plastic, but it takes awareness to break the habit and make a different choice.
Choose to refuse this month and let’s be more mindful of your plastic use. Can you go one day without using one piece of plastic?
Here are some easy ways for eliminating single-use plastic
- Use washable facemasks.
- Refuse straws and takeaway utensils.
- Bring your own water bottle and reusable coffee cup.
- Refuse plastic bottles and bottled drinks.
- Avoid plastic food packaging when shopping.
- Always use your own produce bags made of recycled paper, cotton, or even compostable bags.
- Refill glass bottles with milk, water, and lemonade at home.
- Use plastic-free teabags or a reusable caddy.
- Avoid pre-packaged fruit and vegetables and buy loose products instead. The same goes for deli items, ask for cuts to be wrapped in paper or use your own container.
- Refuse disposable wipes.
- Instead of plastic bin liners, use newspapers, or compostable bags. For food scraps use a sealed container for compost.
- Store leftovers by ditching the cling wrap and use beeswax wraps instead.
- Opt for wooden pegs for the washing line.
- Swap balloons for bunting.
- Use refillable containers for liquid soap, shampoo, and shower gel. That’s exactly what we do for our refillable sanitiser stations.
Find out more about our commitment to sustainability which is aligned with our business strategy. We are transforming our processes to net zero carbon by 2030.