We have recently finished Plastic Free July, and one of the items I had to give up (due to it being packaged in plastic), was Cotton wool facial pads.
I’m so pleased that we decided to take up this challenge, it’s been so eye opening as to how much plastic we use in our day to day lives – It’s literally everywhere!
Well the title says it all really –
But for those of you who aren’t familiar with ‘Plastic Free July’, it’s a movement that was born in Western Australia. It started in 2011 to raise awareness of the amount of plastic we use, and to encourage people to forgo single use plastics for the month of July – Plastic Free July is now world-wide, and looks to be picking up speed every year.
Recently I wrote a post about how I was thinking of doing the Plastic Free July challenge, and the reasons as to why I felt this was important. I’ve been an avid reader to a group of ‘Plastic Free’ blogs for a few months now, and I’ve admired everyone of the women that have taken on this lifestyle. My go to blog of choice though was Gippsland Unwrapped, as the author Tammy is a mother too, so I felt like I could relate to her journey.
I contacted Tammy and asked if she’d be willing to do an Interview, and she graciously accepted.
Photo credit – Plastic Pollution Coalition
OK, so living Plastic free sounds like a massive undertaking, so why should we even consider it?
Plastic came on the market in the early 20th century, developed because the use of animal products was endangering species – horn, ivory and tortoiseshell amongst others.