Plastic Free July

Justine (Your Move) Smith

Here at Your Move, we’re all taking part in Plastic Free July 2017.

We’ve found that the social, environmental and hip-pocket benefits of walking and riding are often shared with that of reducing single use plastic waste in our day to day lives. If you’re a coffee drinker, lots of cafes in Perth CBD are now offering a discount for BYO cups. Find your closest here.

Most grocery stores also supply reusable bags for you to bring your shopping home in. There are lots of guides online for making your own produce bags; here’s just one page which describes it well.

Next time you hop on your bike, or prepare to go for a walk, have a prepared pack that you can grab and go. We recommend a metal water bottle (the Your Move bottle would work well), a keep cup for coffee, and a cloth reusable bag. Check out the Plastic Free July website to take the pledge today (perhaps on behalf of your workplace too). Lots more resources can be found there too, like their action picker. For more really practical tips and tricks on navigating the challenge, head to Treading My Own Path.

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Kylie (Your Move)

It has been great to see how a month like this can provide the extra push to change behaviour. I've come back from leave to a sea of Keep Cups

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