One plastic free day, keeps the doctor away

Our motto has always been ‘Small changes make big differences’. So you can imagine how we felt when we came across the Plastic-Free Tuesday initiative. The team behind Plastic-Free Tuesday aren’t asking very much of their readers – just to set aside one day a week (Tuesday, naturally) where you skip out on using plastic to help reduce our global plastic footprint.

Here’s some of the reasons why you should be participating in spending one less day a week consuming and using plastic

1. We only started using plastics since the 1930s, and plastic bags since the 70s-80s. That’s less than a century. Yet in the last 10 years we’ve produced more plastic than we have in the whole of the last century.

2. It’s rewarding and you’ll learn so much. To know that your change can help reduce the impact of something so negative is an experience that money can’t buy – and you learn so much about new alternatives that you’ll constantly be thirsty for more and more! Plastic-Free Tuesday writer Marlies can testify to how rewarding it can be! What’s also great is her plastic-free mission this year is to reduce her use of any single-use plastics in her daily life. We love!

3. Reducing your use of plastic once a week can eventually build up a habit. You can build a habit when you start doing things more than three times. Progressively implementing new alternatives and strategies to using less plastic on a weekly basis can ease you into a complete lifestyle change.

If you’re looking for more reasons head on over to the Plastic-Free Tuesday website. They’ve got some great recommendations as to how you can be participating. Share with them your plastic free stories and don’t forget to #PlasticFreeTuesday – and if you’re looking for more reasons, they’ve whipped up a great blog post here.

Don’t feed the plastic monster – image courtesy of Plastic-Free Tuesday
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2 thoughts on “One plastic free day, keeps the doctor away

  1. This is a great post! More people should be using the green totes available at Coles! Not only are you saving on useless plastic bags, but they are also more comfortable to carry food around in. If you do have to use plastic bags for any reason, make sure that you are recycling them properly and not leaving them outside in the environment for wild animals to get caught in.

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    1. Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it. We completely agree, more people need to be recycling their plastic bags at the very least. It’s heartbreaking when you see plastic bags being swept up in the wind and stuck in trees or rivers, knowing what might eventually happen when our wildlife stumble upon it. Go the totes!

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