Plastic Free July

July 4th, 2021

Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution.
Are you going to be a part of Plastic Free July? Are you going to start really small or are you going to challenge yourself?

Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Here are few tips on how to start:

1/ If you are buying a coffee on your way to work or just when being out, bring a reusable coffee cup. You can tell yourself; one plastic cup is not going to make any difference. But if 7 million people say the same when buying the cup…

2/ Use reusable water bottles instead of buying plastic ones. I can’t even remember when I bought a plastic water bottle last time. There is a place and time when it is necessary to use water in a plastic bottle, for example, humanitarian help. But in everyday life, I don’t think so.

3/ If you are using Vita Canis products, send back the plastic flip tops and receive a 10% discount code for your next order. Once we receive the closures, we take them to our local recycling centre, and from there, it goes to TerraCycle. Watch here what happens to the waste:   

Plastic free July

And to be honest, if you send us any plastic closures, we are happy to recycle them for you & you will still get a discount. Good, hey?

4/ Use 5l shampoo bottles as planters – I started to use them recently in my greenhouse.

5/ When buying bananas, there is no need to put them in a plastic bag, weigh them, and put the sticker on. Bananas have firm skin then won’t be damaged by the sticker. 

6/ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – the three R’s for a better planet – reduce, reuse, recycle, and not only in Plastic-free July 

I do have a dilemma, though… My first-morning drink is juiced celery for many health benefits: 

  • It contains powerful anti-oxidants and cancer-fighting compounds
  • Heals and activates the gut by restoring hydrochloric acid, which helps us digest things faster and more efficiently
  • Celery juice lowers cholesterol. 
  • Celery juice is a natural anti-inflammatory.

But here, in Uttoxeter, I can only get celery in a plastic bag. So what shall I do? Shall I carry on buying wrapped celery and feeling guilty for using single-use plastic but feeling good for supporting my health? Or shall I stop drinking it to avoid plastic? Or do you know where I can get plastic-free celery? 

Jitka xx

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