Last week Ben and Brooke introduced a new four-part Monday series dealing with plastics. Specifically, how to use less of them in day to day life. They covered the Big 4 – straws, drink bottles, takeaway coffee cups and plastic shopping bags – and offered a whole heap of solutions to help you live a Plastic Free July (and August, and September and so on…)
This week they’re encouraging you to get a little awkward.
When Brooke and Ben first started to make a concerted effort to reduce their plastic use it became clear quite quickly that it wasn’t going to simply happen. Providers weren’t going to read their minds, they weren’t going to offer plastic-free alternatives without any prompting, and they certainly weren’t going to know alternatives were desired at all unless people started the conversation.
What they’ve learnt over the past 12 months of cutting back is that in order to see change, people need to be willing to make change. And sometimes that means being the weird one, having the awkward conversation, bringing your own bag to the bakery, explaining that you’re doing an experiment – whatever needs doing to gently start the movement.
Head over to the website for the full blog post, resource list and this week’s action. Enjoy!
- Full blog post over on Slow Your Home
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