July 2023: Plastic Free July

Hello, potatoes! Happy midsummer, and happy Plastic Free July!!!

What, you may ask, is Plastic Free July?! It’s just what it sounds like! It’s a challenge to replace the disposable plastic you use with reusables for the month of July — and we’re asking you (YOU!!!!) to participate!

It’s very simple! First, make an inventory of disposable plastic you use — things like shopping bags, straws, cutlery, and wrappers, for example. Then figure out how you can replace them! Here are some ideas:

  • Shopping bags — take tote bags or paper shopping bags with you (and if you already have plastic shopping bags, you can reuse them as trash bags)
  • Produce bags — reuse the plastic ones from the store or bring your own
  • Straws and cutlery — take reusable ones with you (in your eco bag hehe)
  • Water bottles — make sure to bring your own water bottle so you don’t have to buy one
  • Wrappers — make your own snacks as much as possible!
  • Plastic bottles and containers — buy in bulk and reuse containers, and if you can, turn in the bottles and get refills (BYOC co. sells refills of things like soap!)
  • Takeout containers — bring reusable containers with you to restaurants
  • Trash bags — wrap up trash in newspaper, or put it in a sealed container you wash out each day! If you’re required to bag your trash, use any disposable bags you already have
  • Also check out this zero-waste city guide!

So what do you say? Do you accept the challenge?!

We wish you a potatoey and plastic-free month!!!

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