I love June as a rule, but this year I feel like I am clinging on to it, savouring every moment, because soon it will be July. Plastic Free July to be precise!
Arrrgghh! I have to confess I’m feeling a bit scared, and a lot less organised than I was aiming for, when I decided to take part in this challenge! My list of to do’s is only partially complete, and it turns out that I won’t be able to just sit in the house avoiding disposable plastics during the summer holidays (!) so the calendar is filling up with events that are going to be interesting for Little Ms Plastic Free July – that’s me!
I am going to stubbornly ignore my obstacles however, and square up to the pledge I made, like the grown woman I am! There will be failures along the way (hardly breaking news if you’re a regular reader) but every bit of disposable plastic spared from landfill is a win – right people? – and I do intend to spare a lot!
In attempt to update my blog as much as I can, I am planning to be writing in diary style mainly. I can’t guarantee polished posts every time (like I do normally?!) but my aim for this project is to record and share. I have made the mistake before of declaring that I will write regularly and then not managing it, so, the best I can offer is to update the blog when I am able. I’m hoping that will translate into at least a few posts a week.
We have under two days to go until July, so if you have been reading this with even a smidgeon of interest, why not make the experience interactive and choose a few items of disposable plastic to give up? I recently wrote this guest post for Plastic Free UK which outlines a few ideas. Have a read and pick some…go on! Please let me know of any pledges that you make in the comments section below – you have no idea how much people joining in helps with my motivation!
If you are in the UK and want to follow any of the Plastic Free July community over here, then do check out the twitter feeds/webpages of @ecothrifty Eco Thrify Living, @polytheenpam Plastic Is Rubbish and Plastic Free UK, @croydn Plastic Free July in Croydon @griffinkate Sustainable Witney and @BeckyAnnison Westwick Dreaming (Let me know if there are more of you out there!!)
For further afield get on to the Plastic Free July website, twitter feed and hash tag – there are (believe it or not) loads of people taking part in this challenge!
Thanks to everyone who’s reading and cheering me on with your comments, you have turned a daunting challenge into a real positive!