Plastic Free July - You can make a difference!
Week 4 of Plastic Free July - "I will not use single use plastic water bottles this week!"
They also suggest that...In places around the world with access to safe drinking water, a reusable water bottle avoids unnecessary single-use plastic water bottles.
Choosing a reusable bottle that suits your lifestyle can be a great way to get into the reusable routine. Bottles don’t need to be fancy. Some people simply repurpose a glass jar or bottle. If you do purchase a bottle, consider its lifespan. Plastic Free July participants tell us they prefer durable materials such as stainless steel.
Most people keep their bottle in a handy location so they remember it. If you accidentally forget, you can always:
- drink from a water fountain,
- ask a cafe for a glass of water or
- make do in the workplace with a mug or clean jar.
Read this article about the best reusable water bottles. If you are looking for one with a straw, read this article. You can also find water in aluminum bottles at local natural grocery stores. Although these bottles are not as sturdy as some, they can be reused and then recycled when they have finished their service.
Let us know your feedback on this last step of Plastic Free July. We strongly encourage you to continue these practices year-round. None of these is that difficult.
Read our other blog posts for Plastic Free July below:
Week 1 - "I will eliminate single use straws this week!"
Week 2 - "I will only use reusable grocery bags this week!"
Week 3 - "I will not use single use containers this week!"