Initially I had intended to blog about my progress and introduce you to various alternatives that you can swap out your current single use items for, but life (and health) got in the way, so here we are… the last day of July and I’m finally getting to the blog post!
That in itself has given me a new direction of how to approach this… instead of posting about it for one month on the blog, why not encourage others to join me on my own plastic/waste free journey?
As a result, you’ll start seeing a new direction with the blog as I become more consciously aware of the more sustainable and environmentally friendly products available to us, with less (to no) waste; I will also start up a DIY section promoting naked beauty and cleaning products etc…
I first took part in Plastic Free July last year and it really opened up my eyes to the amount of waste that ends up in landfill that really shouldn’t be there at all.
After completing the month, I didn’t want to stop there – I chose from that point on to start limiting my plastic use and to start looking into alternatives that were more environmentally responsible and sustainable.
I’m a year into my journey with lots of room for improvement still and I have been becoming more and more passionate about this way of life with each day that passes.
Thankfully, we have a variety of eco friendly and sustainable events happening in the community these days that put us face to face with a lot of brands and businesses who share that same passion.
If you’re a Brisbane local like myself, then you may be aware of Green Heart Fair already (you can read my review from their last event here) – they have another event, in Carindale this time, happening in early September.
There’s another eco friendly event happening at the RNA showgrounds in the latter part of September that you may be interested in as well – ‘Save The World Eco Expo‘ – showcasing a range of eco friendly businesses and brands and their ‘eco steps’ towards a better future for all.
There are so many great products out there and I look foward to introducing you to several alternatives for grocery bags, cling wrap, disposable cuttlery etc as well as so many other areas and ways you can reduce your eco footprint (and possibly save money in the long term)!
Until then, I would love to hear your fave ways to reduce plastic and other waste from landfill… your fave eco friendly products too – just comment below!