Around here, we get pretty excited when efforts to reduce waste come into play. Needless to say our excitement peaked when we heard that the European Union and the United Kingdom both announced their plans (in the same week) to ban single-use plastics such as straws, cotton buds, coffee stirrers, cutlery, plates and more. The bans will be put in place by 2020 in the UK and 2021 in the EU.
We are big fans of the plastic-free movement (obv). Have you heard about Plastic Free July? This international movement encourages people to be more aware of the plastic in their daily lives and the impact that single-use plastics have on the environment.
Of course, there’s an added benefit of swapping single use items for reusable ones: a savings of cost, time, and energy. If you’d like to reduce plastic at home, we have some ideas for you!