Now that it’s June 17th, we’re officially past the half-year mark of 2020. And while it’s been a heavy, sad, and strange year, to say the least, I did want to touch base on the intentions I set for 2020. I know months breeze by and we all can forget about certain goals or focuses we made in January, so this is your friendly reminder to touch base with your own intentions if you feel like it!
On that subject, one of the things that I wanted to do differently in 2020 was to minimize single-use plastic use. I’m happy to report that I’ve been pretty diligent about it! It’s definitely a daily intention in our home [John is great about it, as well] and it’s something I’m consciously trying to improve more and more.
Since I not only feel passionate about this topic and do think everyone in the world plays a part, I want to continue to share easy ways to consume less plastic in your own life. I am not perfect, obviously, and still have a few ways I could be better – which I’m working on and I’d love to hear any ways that you consume less single-use plastic in your own life! To start the conversation, here are 10 easy sustainable swaps to consider.
Oh and by the way, since I made this graphic, I also started seeing how COVID [face masks, cleaning products, etc] are putting even more pressure on the world’s plastic problem. To help, use a reusable mask of your liking, invest in reusable paper towels for cleaning, and continue to try to support small local farms and eateries as much as possible – especially ones with a sustainable mission. To shop the items in the graphic above, simply click on the product and it’ll take you to the product page!
Let me know any other ideas you have for sustainable swaps or using less plastic in general. I’d love to be even better! xo.