Frestival is proud to announce we are supporting the #freefromplastic campaign.
There’s so much we can do to free our lives from plastic and the extreme harm it does to our environment.
More than eight million tons of plastic is dumped in our oceans every year.
Half of it comes from disposable plastics that are only used once before being thrown away.
It’s obviously very hard in this day and age to go completely plastic free.
Just a walk around the supermarket will make you realise just how much plastic there is in our lives. It would be almost impossible to do the weekly shop with no plastic at all.
But there are definitely some small changes you can make in your life.
Here are our top 10 tips to reduce plastic in your life.
- Carry reusable shopping bags - this will also help your purse so you don’t need to pay 5p every time.
- Carry a reusable water bottle and travel mug whereever you go and give up bottled water.
- Shop at local markets instead of supermarkets where items are often handed to you in paper bags
- Buy fresh bread that comes in paper bags
- Buy milk in returnable glass bottles.
- Avoid the worst plastics. If you check the bottom of a plastic container, there is a number 1 to 7 in a triangle. The worst plastics are number 3, Polyvinyl Chloride, number 6, Polystyrene, number 7 Polycarbonate.
- Avoid frozen convenience foods - these often come in excessive packaging waste.
- Avoid non-stick cookware, which exposes your family to toxic perfluorochemicals that are released when non-stick surfaces are heated. Replace with cast iron, stainless steel, or copper cookware.
- Make your own condiments to avoid using plastic sauce bottles. Mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup are all easy to make and can be stored in glass jars.
- Use baking soda, which comes in cardboard boxes, and vinegar, which comes in glass bottles, to clean your house and replace plastic cleaning bottles.
At Frestival, we will be doing our very best to keep plastic to a minimum. We don’t want plastic bags on site nor do we want bottled water. We want to make a start to make our world plastic free- even if it’s a very small one! If we all do that, it will make a difference.
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