Plastic Free July is a global movement with the aim of reducing plastic pollution. If you’re looking to cut down on your plastic consumption, this is the perfect place to start.

It’s simple – for the month of July, simply refuse single-use plastics and make the switch to reusable, eco-friendly alternatives. These days, there are so many clever products that can help you make the transition to a plastic-free lifestyle.

From coffee pods to kitchen wrap, keep reading for 6 ways you can reduce single-use plastic this July!

Reusable produce bags

Stock up on some reusable produce bags in a range of different sizes for your weekly groceries. You can use these bags to shop and store your fresh fruit and veg, without having to reach for the plastic bags on display. Keep a selection in your car and handbag so you’re never caught out at the last minute!

Reusable menstrual products

Did you know the average woman contributes 10,000 – 12,000 disposable sanitary products to landfill during her lifetime? This month, try out a reusable alternative like menstrual cups, cloth pads or absorbent period-proof underwear. Not only do these products reduce your environmental impact, they also save you money in the long run. You can learn more about reusable sanitary products on the blog here!

Reusable coffee pods

Coffee pods are another fast-growing contributor to Australian landfill. Whether you keep a coffee machine at home or in the workspace, make the switch to reusable coffee pods as an eco-friendly alternative this Plastic Free July.

Reusable coffee cups

Or, if you grab your coffee on-the-go, be sure to carry a reusable coffee cup! Most cafes will even offer a small discount for customers who provide their own cup, so there’s really no excuse not to. We love our bamboo travel cups for daily use.

Reusable straws

Plastic straws are a perfect example of totally unnecessary single-use plastic. Instead, simply grab a packet of reusable bamboo or stainless steel straws to keep at home or on-the-go. 

Reusable kitchen wrap

Say no to single-use plastic wraps in the kitchen. Standard plastic wraps like cling wrap are usually only used once before being immediately discarded. Instead, opt for a reusable kitchen wrap (like beeswax wraps) that can be washed and reused time and time again. Or, store your leftovers in a reusable stainless steel container instead.

Being involved in Plastic Free July is a great way to find plastic alternatives that become new daily habits. Want to join us in this movement? Shop our range of reusable kitchen products and home essentials online right here at Inspire Me Naturally, with free shipping Australia-wide. 

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