38: Solo episode: Plastic Free July and getting started with sustainable living
In today’s episode I talk about Plastic Free July and my tips for getting started with sustainable and zero waste living. It can feel overwhelming at first, but there are so many easy steps you can take to get started on reducing your environmental footprint. Whether you’re brand new to this lifestyle or a pro, I hope this episode provides you with some new tips and insight into sustainable living.
In this episode, I discuss:
The Plastic Free July Movement
How to get into the mindset of sustainable living
Why reduce, reuse, recycle isn’t a circle— it’s a hierarchy, and what it’s missing
How to audit your trash
What to include in your zero waste toolkit for reducing waste on the go
How to use your own containers while shopping in the bulk section
How reducing your waste is not the end all, be all of sustainability and what the bigger picture is
Why zero waste “fails”, to me, are actually wins
What to do if you can’t find something plastic-free
How to help others get on board with your sustainable lifestyle
Why composting is another useful tool and a helpful tip
Prioritizing multi-use over single-use
Why you should give yourself grace in the process
How getting into nature is important for your sustainability practice
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