Plastic Free July You can make a difference!
Week 2 - "I will use only reusable grocery bags this week!"
Our first week of the Plastic Free July focused on giving up the use of single use straws. Review that here. If you have transitioned to going plastic strawless a part of your regular practice - congratulations! It wasn't that hard, was it?
For Week 2 we ask that you start using reusable bags for your groceries, produce and all other errands. Once you gather the supplies you need you only have to remember to bring them into the store with you!
The Plastic Free July website answers the question, "What shopping bags should I use?" like this: the best bags to use are ones you already have! They encourage you to keep stashes of bags in handy places and to remember that they are only reusable if you remember to use them! Read this article about the best reusable grocery bags.
Produce bags are another single use plastic that is wasteful and harmful to the environment. Here is a source for various types of reusable produce bags.
Let us know your feedback on this second step of Plastic Free July.
Read our other blog posts for last week here:
Week 1 - "I will eliminate single use straws this week!"