Becoming “Plastic Free” is all about the journey, not necessarily the destination
It’s Plastic Free July, and even though the goal is to raise awareness about our plastic consumption and come up with ways to use less plastic, we feel that shouldn’t happen once a year, it should be ongoing. We also feel that if we can all start by making small changes in our plastic consumption, we can have an even bigger impact than if only a few people make major changes. It’s all about baby steps and moving towards a world with less plastic.
At Goddess Garden, we are always trying to be better, that is why, as we move through our current inventory, we will be transitioning to OCEAN BOUND RECYCLED PLASTIC TUBES for 2022 in an effort to support our ongoing mission for environmental advocacy and protection.
All of our Sunscreen, Daily Facial Ritual and Essential Oils packaging is recyclable. Simply make sure the bottle is empty and clean, then recycle as normal. With the sunscreen sprays and sticks, please make sure to remove the label prior to recycling. Different municipalities do have different recycling abilities, so if you’re unsure, check with your local recycling facility.
Below are out top 10 tips for living a more plastic free lifestyle:
- Recycle as much as you can and be aware of what can and can’t be recycled. Each municipality is different.
- Bring your own bags when shopping, once you get into the habit, it’s easy peasy.
- Buy in bulk when possible and store in glass jars to keep fresh.
- Buy local as much as possible, Farmer’s Markets are a great place to start.
- Bring your own straw with you-bamboo, glass, aluminum… there are lots to choose from and they usually have cute little carrying cases for them. Do you really even need a straw anyway?
- Fill up your own reusable water bottle before leaving home instead of buying plastic water bottles.
- Avoid buying individually wrapped products.
- Use Beeswax wraps instead of Saran wrap.
- Instead of using plastic containers to store leftovers, use glass ones that won’t leech chemicals.
- Make an effort to pick up some trash/plastic every time you go to the beach or go for a hike. Just by picking it up and recycling it or throwing it in the trash, you are keeping plastic out of our waterways and out of the stomachs of animals or might accidentally ingest it thinking it is food.
We know that it’s hard to live a totally plastic free lifestyle since plastic is literally everywhere, but just doing all or some of the above helps more than you know and if we can all work on lessening our plastic consumption, we truly can change the world for the better!
For more information on reducing your plastic consumption, go to plasticfreejuly.org