Plastic Free July
Yep... Plastic Free July is here!
It has been estimated that if we continue using plastic the way we currently do there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by the year 2050. If you are okay with that then this article is not for you.
Let's not go into the depressing statistics because we all know the scale of the global plastic pollution crisis.
Instead we have put together this article to encourage the use of plastic-free alternatives.
The more of us that begin using plastic-alternative products the better, by recommending them to friends and family the less plastic will be manufactured and the less plastic will pollute our landfills and oceans.
'By implementing or supporting the solution the problem will diminish naturally.' - Joel Courtidis
Now one thing I would like to point out... There are many companies who are 'greenwashing' us consumers.
What is Greenwashing?
'Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company's products are more environmentally sound. Greenwashing is considered an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believing that a company's products are environmentally friendly.
For example, companies involved in greenwashing behavior might make claims that their products are from recycled materials or have energy-saving benefits. Although some of the environmental claims might be partly true, companies engaged in greenwashing typically exaggerate their claims or the benefits in an attempt to mislead consumers.' - https://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/greenwashing.asp
A couple of examples of 'Greenwashing' I have pointed out in other articles are 'Biodegradable Plastics' and 'Bamboo Coffee Cups' these products can be quite deceiving, while portraying that they are environmentally friendly they are actually quite the opposite. When purchasing an environmentally friendly product it is well worth doing a bit of research first, because while your intentions are good, that may not be the case with the product brand and or manufacturing process.
I do hope this article has given you some insight.
If you are ever unsure of a particular products impacts on the environment, send us an email and we will carry out our own research and get back to you with the information.
Also don't forget to check out our range of plastic-free environmentally friendly products Eco-Store.
As a special thank you just for reading this article for the month of July we would like to offer you a 10% discount on our products store wide by using the discount code: PLASTIC-FREE JULY (Minimum order of $50 for free shipping)
If you would like to discuss or comment on this topic please go to our Plastic-Free July Blog Post.