Every month this year I've been getting a VeganKind Lifestyle Subscription Box ... it was a Christmas present to myself from myself. It's been really good and has opened up a whole new world of vegan treats for me to discover. I've had some lovely things ... and most are pretty healthy.
Last week I ordered myself an Eco Life Box, not even knowing that July is and has been for the past couple of years Plastic Free July. Something that started I believe in Australia and has now gone global.
How appropriate that I have my box then.
Inside were all these goodies ... and despite what you might think at first glance ... there was not a bit of plastic to be seen.
All the packing materials, the tissue paper and the paper straw have gone into the kindling basket to be used to start up the log burner (once this heatwave is over obviously 😉), the cardboard box is now flattened and in the recycling box and the contents have come with me to the Van.
I now have another re-usable coffee mug, a coconut bowl, spoon and fork set, a bamboo straw and a recyclable toothbrush.
There were also a couple of pot washing scourers and a bottle of water. In a bottle made from 100% plant based material. I will have to have a closer read of the labels, but hey, what a breakthrough idea this is!!
So what a happy coincidence that I ordered this Eco Box just as Plastic Free July kicks off, and although I am not doing a Challenge as such I am going to use this month to really watch how much plastic I use ... and do what I can to avoid it where possible.
Watching Hugh and Anita's War on Plastic over the last few weeks was a real eye opener for me, and a shocking one at that. Did you watch this series?