PLASTIC- FREE JULY: DAY 1

Do you want to cut down or stop your plastic bag usage?⁣⁣
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Let’s talk about how to change habits. ⁣⁣
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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲.⁣⁣
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If you do sport, you know that you are more likely to do an early morning run/ swim/ gym session if you packed all your gear the night before.⁣⁣
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If you don’t, you know that if you go to the shop without a list, you usually end up buying things you don’t need, and forgetting the things you do.⁣⁣
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It’s the same with shopping and dodging those plastic bags!⁣⁣
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You 𝐇𝐀𝐕𝐄 to have bags in your backpack/ purse/ car/ scooter before you go to the shop. ⁣⁣
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Alternatives to bags:⁣⁣
– Boxes⁣⁣
– The bags you have accumulated that are bursting out of your cupboards⁣⁣
– Fabric bags⁣⁣
– Shopping trolley⁣⁣
– Wooden crate⁣⁣
– Backpack⁣⁣
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At the beginning, you will be building the habit of REFUSING a bag at the check-out counter/ till. It is simple, but suuuper important to build this habit. ⁣⁣
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Just say “I don’t need a bag” OR “I have my own bags”. Depending on where you live, you might have to say it a couple of times (if people are used to reaching for that plastic).⁣⁣
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𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. ⁣⁣
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DO:⁣⁣
– Plan ahead⁣⁣
– Go to the shop prepared⁣⁣
– Practice saying NO⁣⁣
– Be kind to yourself if you slip up at the beginning⁣⁣
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DON’T:⁣⁣
– Use your thick shop-bought reusable bags as rubbish bags. They take EVEN longer to biodegrade.⁣⁣
– be guilted into taking a plastic bag.⁣⁣
– be rude to the server.⁣⁣
– Give up!⁣⁣
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Find specific information for Newbies, Crafters, Savers and Spenders in the photos.⁣⁣
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