It’s the middle of July and we’re managing to keep up with our plastic free lifestyle! We have been keen to refuse the Big Four Polluters (plastic bags, coffee cups, straws, and bottles) for a while now but have tried to avoid buying all single-use plastic. This is not an easy task but having reusuables like our Klean Kanteen products from Whitby and Co has helped.
Klean Kanteen products
We have a selection of Klean Kanteen products that we use; these include bottles, tumblers, coffee cups, steel pint cups, straws and food canisters. They are not only light and easy to carry around but stylish and great for keeping things hot and cold (which has been useful in the hot weather recently).
Our parents also have taller 800ml bottles with loop caps – these are handy with a carabiner attached when we are out walking.
The steel pint cups haven’t been used yet but I know that our parents will be using them at the festivals that we are attending later this year. Festivals have a bad reputation for producing lots and lots of single-use plastic waste. We always avoid this by taking along our reusable bottles and cups and my parents will be refusing the plastic cups and taking along their steel pint cups instead.
All of this has equipped us for a month of going plastic free and clearly so far it’s working! Keep updated to see how the rest of July goes!