Let me tell you my story. In June 2012, I came across a challenge to refuse single-use plastic for a month. I signed up, but didn’t think much about it. I felt that I was pretty sustainable already. After all, I diligently recycled, took my own bags to the shops, bought eco-friendly washing up liquid… Surely that was enough?
Anyway, how much plastic could I really be using?
That evening, looking around my home, I actually realised how much plastic was in my life. I might be taking my own bags to the store, but almost everything I was buying was packaged in plastic. My kitchen cupboards, fridge, bathroom shelves and pretty much everywhere else in my house was filled with plastic.
And I’d never even noticed.
Now I had noticed, I was determined to do something about it. I couldn’t just ignore what I knew, and I couldn’t stand by and do nothing. I decided that I wasn’t going to give up plastic for a month. I was going to give up plastic (or reduce as much as I could)… forever.
That was the start of my journey. An inspiring, challenging, motivating, at-times-overwhelming and infinitely rewarding journey.
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