Ways to be more Eco-friendly

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Posted 1st September 2016 by Lewis Murray

Earlier in the year we saw an introduction of the 5p plastic bag charge, which has made a big impact on our consumer habits. Inspire Wildlife shares exactly the affect of this charge to British consumers in one of their articles. Although impactful, this is only a small step towards a greener future. Other countries are leading the way when it comes to consumerism and how we can reduce the amount of plastic literally floating around the Earth. Throughout July people worldwide challenged themselves to give up single-use plastic either for a week, fortnight or the whole month.


Plastic Free July is a simple idea developed in 2011 by Earth Carers staff in Western Australia. It aims to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives by encouraging people to eliminate the use of single-use plastic during July each year. This has got us here at Protect Line thinking how we can aim to be more Eco-friendly and change our consumer habits. We have looked at the best of the #plasticfreejuly movement, and want to share our finds; from blog posts to products.

At She Who Adventures blog we learned about some great plastic alternatives:


Picture sourced from She Who Adventures Blog

Our favourite being the bamboo toothbrushes, such a simple swap! Just swapping products that you use every day for ones that are sustain-ably sourced and reduce waste is a great place to start.

If you’re wondering how to go plastic free at work, Plastic Pollution Coalition shares some great ideas and tips to encourage your employees to take note of the environment problem.

Faithful to Nature shares more ideas on how we can re-use, re-cycle and up-cycle on the go and at home. Get creative with a DIY shabby chic furniture project!

So even though July may now seem like a distant memory, the #plasticfreejuly initiative can still be carried through every day of the year. With opportunities every where for us to lessen our rubbish trail and take a more eco-friendly approach.