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Plastic Free July at Focus Rooms

Plastic Free July is a global initiative developed in 2011, 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. We’ve used Plastic Free July at Focus Rooms to review how we are contributing to the single use plastic that joins the landfills and recycling centers every day. While we’re taking small steps to be better and do better for our environment, we can’t do it alone. Plastic Free July is an initiative that we’d love our fans to join in on! How can you make a difference?

You wake up in the morning and squeeze tooth-paste from it’s plastic tube to brush your teeth, make your way to the kitchen and pop the kettle on to make your first cup of coffee for the day. You scoop the coffee out the plastic tub and give the mug a splash of milk from it’s plastic jug. Remembering to pack lunch, you throw a bunch of snacks in plastic sandwich bags before heading out the door. Perhaps you stop for coffee on your way and grab a takeaway cup with a plastic lid. You grab lunch with a colleague and get a straw with your cool drink and your sandwich is served in a plastic container. All of these plastic pieces are designed to make our lives fast paced and convenient but there are anything but convenient for the environment.

Don’t fret about how you’re going to make a difference though! We’re created a cheat sheet for you:

Cheat Sheet: Plastic Free July at Focus Rooms

Tip 1:

Drink straight out of glass! No need for a straw.

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July No Straw

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July No Straw

 

Tip 2: 

Use a reusable water bottle instead of buying bottled water every time.

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July Reusable water bottle

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July Reusable water bottle

 

Tip 3:

Bring your own Tupperware containers to bring your takeaways home in!

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July Reusable tupperwear

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July Reusable tupperwear

 

Tip 4:

Look out for brands that package your favourite groceries in glass and other containers rather than plastic. It’s better in glass!

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July in glass

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July in glass

 

Tip 5:

Bring your own shopping bags! Say no to plastic bags.

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July cotton grocery bag

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July cotton grocery bag

 

Tip 6:

Skip the plastic produce bag – most loose veg and fruit have their own natural packaging, or bring your own reusable bags for loose veg and bakery items.

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July loose groceries

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July loose groceries

 

Tip 7:

Buy a great coffee travel mug for your coffee on the go!

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July coffee travel mug

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July coffee travel mug

 

Tip 8:

Store left overs in containers and jars or just cover with a plate or bowl – ditch the clingfilm!

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July Food storage

Focus Rooms Plastic Free July Food storage

 

Tip 9:

Tell all your friends!

 

 

To find out more about what you can do to reduce your plastic waste, visit plasticfreejuly.org and accept the challenge! Follow their Facebook page: Plastic Free July for more tips and tricks.

Be concious in all your supplier decisions – choose suppliers that are doing more to do better. While we have a long way to go, we’ed like you to join us on this journey. Book your next conference, meeting, training or event with us and opt for no plastic water bottle.

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