Plastic Free July has arrived! It is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. You can learn more and sign up to their website for inspiration here.
We are supporting the campaign all month with a series of informative newsletters, discounts, product reviews and a competition. Each week throughout July we will focus on a different key area that will help you go plastic free :
Week 1: Out & About
Week 2: Food & Kitchen
Week 3: Cleaning
Week 4: Skin Care
The plan throughout the month:
An informative newsletter every Monday.
10% discount every Wednesday on products relating to the weekly theme.
Best Seller product reviews.
Top Tips and tricks to try.
Competition to win a plastic free gift box.
Why are we splitting the weeks into categories?
We understand life is busy and complex, particularly at the moment. Throughout our years of running the shop and supporting people on plastic free journeys, we have found the most effective way to reduce waste is by focussing on one area of your life at a time. To make real change and adjust habits, it is best to move slowly and methodically.
What are the benefits of reducing plastic?
In 2017 when we first tried avoiding plastic, we discovered many new shops, bakeries, small businesses and exciting new foods. We learned how to cook less processed food and our baking skills improved. We felt rewarded as our actions stopped negatively impacting the ocean. We felt empowered as our actions inspired others. We slowed down and lived more consciously; becoming aware of our impact on the Earth.
We learnt that we were not 'going without' certain products, but learning new skills, connecting with our community and seeing value in non material things.
How can you get involved?
We will be in touch on Monday with another newsletter full of tips on reducing plastics while out & about. For now, you can browse the Plastic Free July website for inspiration and download their useful checklist at the bottom of the page. You can pop into un_rap for some refills, watch our informative video below and enter our competition!
~ Competition Time ~
Be in for a chance to win this gift box of plastic free solutions worth £70! How to enter? > Subscribe to our Newsletter > Follow us on Facebook & Instagram > Comment on our social media post advertising the gift box and tell us your favourite Plastic Free swap. Competition winner will be announced on 31st July. If you do not have Facebook or Instagram, drop us an email telling us your favourite Plastic Free Solution and we will enter you into the draw (inclusivity is important!).
The prize includes:
un_rap reusable coffee cup, tote bag, reusable cutlery set, 2 x produce bags filled with pasta and mango, oat milk chocolate bar, biodegradable washing up brush, bamboo toothbrush, plastic free tooth floss, natural deodorant and dissolvable laundry sheets.
Here is an video interview with un_rap
Get inspired for the month ahead by listening to our story and learning what the shop can offer...
Thank you to Simon Neil for organising this interview and producing such a high quality video.
Link to Plastic Free July Checklist:
Thanks for reading. We will be back on Monday... #un_rap