#PlasticFreeJuly

Hello lovers!

Apologies for being a bit MIA, I’ve had a few weeks.

Last week I got married, ran a marathon, went interstate for work and had a birthday!

But I have been continuing my little experiment which bloody Netflix keeps corrupting by adding more and more documentaries. Are you kidding me? How am I meant to keep up with that?

I’ve been doing really well with my Keep Cup and carrying around my enviro bags for groceries and shopping in general.

I come unstuck a little bit with the coffee cups when I leave the house with only my phone. I have one of those phone cases that has the wallet section so it’s common place for me to just grab my phone and go. Who needs an entire hand bag full of enviro bags, keep cups and giant water bottles? So those impulsive purchases are the ones that let me down.

But hey a problem identified is learning opportunity right?

Plastic Free July is off and kicking. It’s actually not as hard as I thought. Although I am accumulating lots of light plastic next to my rubbish bin.

That’s probably the most inconvenient part of recycling. Having piles of rubbish everywhere. A bucket/bowl for compost, a rubbish bin, recyclables and the plastic.

Has any one worked out a system or do I need to go and buy four other bins for my kitchen?

Open for suggestions.

Think a little

Mel

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Got my keep cup!

Hello enviro lovers!

Well I’m feeling quite a little bit impressed with myself.

Now when you open my over sized hand bag, not only to lip balm, credit cards and organizers fly out, but so do re-usable shopping bags, a re-usable coffee cup and a water bottle!

Everything but the kitchen sink.

It’s been working pretty well for me.

Since I watched episodes two and three (Yes I’m super behind, but you know Netflix just added more doco’s, #goodbyesociallife) of the War on Waste last week I made my purchases and have been carrying them around.

Confession: I’m usually pretty good with my re-usable shopping bags for the big shops, but when I stop in to the supermarket after work etc, that’s when I grab the shitty plastic one. #envirofail

So carrying them around has made a massive difference.

I already have a Thermos flask which I walk around with my instant coffee or my tea but admittedly, like most Melbournians, I purchased a couple of coffees a day as well.

My partner bought me a re-usuable mug by Earth Bottles and it’s super pretty. It’s faux wood and made of stainless steel. A bit expensive for a coffee cup but worth it.

The composting is still going well but I have to work out the general waste situation a bit better.

Will let you know how I go.

Until next time folks,

Think a little

Mel