Plastic Free July is a chance to challenge yourself to give up single use plastic. There’s no such thing as failing – only learning – so don’t be afraid to have a go. If you’re new to avoiding single use plastic, start with the Big Four: plastic bags, plastic bottles, straws and take-away coffee cups (yes they’re lined with plastic).
Some people have found it hard to break the habit of taking plastic bags because they use them to line their rubbish bin. If you compost your food waste, it’s fine to put your rubbish straight into the bin without a lining. If you need a liner, try a newspaper one. Go here for a “Boomerang Bags” video for a deluxe bag, or here for a quicker version from ‘”Treading my own path”.