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June 25, 2020 2 min read

Here at bobo&boo HQ, we couldn't think of a better cause to get behind this month then, plastic-free July.

Plastic Free July is a global initiative that helps millions of people join in and be part of the solution to combating plastic pollution – Doing so means we can benefit from cleaner water, streets & communities. So how do we do this? Check out our top tips below.

Go reusable

Say adios to plastic straws, those little guys do so much damage to our environment, waterways and not to mention our wildlife. Most reusable straws are compact enough to fit in your bag (so you can take them anywhere) & come with super handy cleaning accessories yay! You can check out our super cool bamBOO straws here. Another great idea, avoid single-use tableware as these instantly end up in landfill and waterways, we might even know where you could get some great individual plant-based goodness.

Give Up Bottled Water

Did you know 80 per cent of plastic water bottles end up in landfill? With numbers like that, it's easy to see why looking for an alternative is so important. There are some great stainless steel water bottles available all in various budget ranges, a quick google and you could be giving a reusable waterbottle a new home.

Don't forget your bags

Doing your weekly shopping? Forgot your reusable bags? Don't worry I do too from time to time. Why not try keeping some spares in the car so you're not buying more, those little guys can add up fast.

All about snacks

Remember getting your tuckshop in a paper bag? How excited were you to see those guys roll into the classroom! Why not resurrect an old tradition for your little one's snacks, lunches or treats and take a trip down memory lane at the same time. Paper lunch bags are available at most supermarkets.

Give your dishes a makeover

Kids dishes looking a little tired and need replacing? Always look for a sustainable brand that won't hurt the earth or your little one, we might happen to know an amazing one. 😉 Don't throw the old ones out just yet though, let them go on to live another life for arts and crafts, donate to your local op-shop or give fido a brand new dish, he'll love you for it. 

What's your top tip for this years Plastic Free July? We'd love to know.

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