[009] – 4 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT TODAY! - Sustainable(ish)

[009] – 4 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT TODAY!

Plastic is big news right now as we are waking up to the environmental impact of plastic pollution and our addiction to single use plastics. 
In this episode we're looking at ‘The Big 4’ plastic polluters: water bottles; coffee cups; plastic bags; and straws, and the impact YOU can make by choosing to refuse single use and going with the re-usable versions of each!

ACTION
YOU CAN TAKE AFTER LISTENING

SOURCE RE-USABLE VERSIONS OF THE BIG 4:
  • Water bottles for all the family
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    Coffee cups for those that use them
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    Shopping bags: For the weekly shop; for those odd times when you just pop into the shops; and lightweight bags for loose fruit and veg
  • Re-usable straws if you feel the need/have small people
REMEMBER TO TAKE THEM WITH YOU!
  • Think about ways you can make it a new habit to take these things with you
  • Keep you shopping bags in the car
  • Attach a small bag to your keyring
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    Keep your coffee cup in your bag or your car
GET THE FAMILY ON BOARD..!
  • Have a chat with the rest of the family about the changes you are making, and why they are important. 
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    Get the kids to pick their own water bottle - there is such a great range now!
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    Ask other family members how you can all help each other to remember your re-usables - harness the 'pester power' in a constructive way!

How are you doing with The Big 4?
Do comment below and let me know!

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