Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Yep... Plastic Free July is here!
Did you know: 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. Not sure where to start? Check out our Eco-Store.
'By implementing or supporting the solution the problem will diminish naturally.' - Joel Courtidis
We consumers have a lot of power. Our money buys the future... So buy a future that you would be happy to live in. Buy a more sustainable future for your children.
Now there is 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 some information.