1. Choose to Refuse Single-Use Plastic
Make it part of your daily routine to pack a reusable water bottle, a reusable coffee cup, a reusable straw, and a tote bag.
These changes are all much easier than you think it is just a matter of replacing your existing habits with new habits.
2. Look at Your Trash
This will help you understand what the source of your household waste is so you can find ways to start reducing it. As you begin to master replacements for single-use items, take things a step further and look at other items you regularly buy that typically come in plastic packaging.
There's a plastic-free alternative out there for everything.
3. Go Beyond Single-Use
Food waste constitutes between 30-40% of all the waste produced annually in the UK. Shopping in bulk will help you reduce food waste and save money. Write a weekly menu and shop only the necessary.
4. Spread The Word
Talk about Plastic Free July with your friends, family, co-workers, even a stranger in the grocery store who's staring at your reusable produce bags. Keep a positive attitude and tell people in your life how excited you are to be reducing your contribution to plastic pollution this month.
Remember, we don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. we need millions of people doing it imperfectly.