Making small steps towards Plastic free July and sustainability in Holmfirth can be relatively easy. What about reducing plastic usage during Plastic Free July? This is an important step towards sustainability. Here are some tips on reducing plastic waste, along with specific examples of initiatives in the area:
Embrace naked cards:
Opt for naked cards, which are greeting cards that come without plastic sleeves or wrapping. These cards are a sustainable alternative to traditional cards that often come with unnecessary plastic packaging.
Choose reusable water bottles:
One Greenbottle water bottles are a great alternative to single-use plastic water bottles. These bottles are made from durable materials like stainless steel or glass, and they can be used repeatedly, reducing the need for disposable plastic bottles.
Consider Lefrik Bags:
Lefrik Bags are products made from recycled plastic, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional bags. By choosing these bags, you contribute to reducing plastic waste and supporting recycling initiatives.
Tips on reducing your plastic usage:
- Bring your own bags: Always carry reusable bags when you go shopping. This reduces the need for single-use plastic bags and helps you avoid accumulating unnecessary plastic waste.
- Say no to plastic straws: When ordering drinks, ask for no straws or bring your own reusable straw made of materials like stainless steel, bamboo, or silicone.
- Shop in bulk: Buy products like grains, snacks, and spices in bulk to minimize plastic packaging. Bring your own containers and refill them at Your Nuts in Holmfirth offering bulk options.
- Use alternatives to plastic wrap: Replace plastic wrap with beeswax wraps or reusable silicone food covers to keep your food fresh without creating plastic waste.
- Choose plastic-free toiletries: Look for shampoo bars, solid soaps, and toothpaste tablets that come without plastic packaging. These options are not only eco-friendly but often last longer too.
Fair Trader’s efforts to reduce plastic usage
Fair Trader charges for paper bags to encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags. This practice discourages the use of single-use plastic bags and promotes the adoption of sustainable alternatives.
Moreover, 75% of Fair Trader’s cards are naked, meaning they are sold without plastic sleeves or wrapping. By adopting this approach, Fair Trader reduces plastic waste associated with the packaging of greeting cards.
By implementing these practices and supporting initiatives like Naked Cards, One Greenbottle water bottles, and Lefrik Bags, Holmfirth can make significant progress in reducing plastic waste and promoting a more sustainable community during Plastic Free July and beyond.