Did you know that July is plastic free month?
I didn’t know that until last year when I stumbled upon Going Zero Waste’s blog and started to be a little more conscious about my own habits and the trash and waste me and my family put out. Have I been perfect in my journey? Not at all. But I recently made a goal to swap out 1 thing each month from plastic to something that is reusable and better for the earth.
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3 Swaps I made for #PlasticFreeJuly this year
I decided I was going to do 3 things this July because I was feeling a bit inspired so I just went for it!
Several accounts I follow over on Insta shared about how they were going more organic in the way they did laundry. As I learned more about Dropps, I knew they were a company I wanted to get behind! I’m waiting for my first order to come in, but I love that this company uses materials that are better for us, and that there’s no plastic involved at all!
I’ll share a full review in a few months about how using Dropps is going and my full thoughts on the brand and product, but as of right now, I know I’m a fan.
2) Reusable Cotton Swabs (q-tip)
Every time I throw a q-tip into the trash I think about how it’s such a small thing and yet it can cause so much damage if it gets into the ocean. I read this post about 10 easy swaps to make and this was one that I knew I could do. I got a LastSwab because I knew it was a really small and simple change that I could make this month.
3) Shampoo Bar
I’ve been eyeing these for a while now, but have been too afraid to try them. I saw this shampoo bar at Target the other day for less than $5 and thought “why not?” I’ll share an update on how it goes, if I like it, etc over on Instagram stories in a couple of weeks, as of right now I’m excited for this swap and I’ve used it twice as so far I’M LOVING IT!
I know these changes seem so simple and they are. There are so many small things we can do today that will help our planet. I’ve been learning so much as I started this journey of being more self-aware and working towards zero waste. I’ve still got a long way to go, but for now, I’m focusing on the small steps I am taking.