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Plastic Free July And Beyond

What is Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages millions of people to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics throughout the month of July. It’s the perfect opportunity to kick-start your journey toward a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. By committing to even small changes, you can make a big difference in the fight against one of the biggest environmental challenges we currently face – plastic pollution.

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The Problem with Plastic

Plastic, a relatively recent invention created in 1907, skyrocketed in popularity in the 1950s as an affordable and durable material. Fast forward to 2024, and plastic is now a part of our daily lives. While it's convenient and long-lasting, this durability comes at a significant environmental cost:

  • Ocean Pollution: Over 8 million tons of plastic waste enter our oceans annually, harming marine life and ecosystems. It's estimated that by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight.
  • Microplastics: As plastic degrades, it breaks down into tiny particles known as microplastics. These particles contaminate water sources and enter the food chain, posing risks to wildlife and human health.
  • Landfills: Plastic waste in landfills can release toxic chemicals as it degrades, potentially contaminating soil and groundwater.

Friendly Soap's Mission

At Friendly Soap, we're on a mission to challenge the status quo of plastic dependency in the beauty and personal care industry. Since we began in 2008, we've proudly been plastic-free. Seeing the rising tide of plastic pollution, we began our mission to make eco friendly skincare that is accessible and affordable for everyone.

How To Prevent Plastic Pollution

Transitioning to a plastic-free lifestyle can seem daunting, but it's achievable with simple and mindful changes. Here are some tips to help you reduce your plastic footprint:

1: Swap Out Your Shampoo & Conditioners
Replace liquid haircare in plastic bottles with plastic-free shampoo bars and conditioner bars. These alternatives are not only eco-friendly but also often come in recyclable packaging. Friendly Soap offers natural shampoo bars packaged in 100% recycled and recyclable card, making it easy to reduce bathroom plastics.

Plastic Free Shampoo Bar

2: Household Swap-Outs

Make small changes at home to significantly reduce your plastic waste:
    • Reusable Shopping Bags: Use sustainable bags instead of plastic ones.
    • Eco-Friendly Dishwashing: Switch to eco friendly dishwashing bars instead of traditional liquid soap.
    • Glass or Stainless Steel Containers: Opt for non-plastic storage options.
    • Wooden or Metal Utensils: Choose eco-friendly alternatives for your kitchen.

3: Avoid Single-Use Plastics

Cut out single-use plastics like cutlery, cups, and plates from your daily routine. Carry reusable alternatives and choose products with minimal or no plastic packaging.

4:Support Plastic-Free Initiatives

Participate in community clean-ups and local groups focused on reducing plastic waste and protecting the environment. Its also a great way to make new like minded friends.

5: Choose Package-Free Options

Bring your own containers to refill essentials at zero-waste stores to reduce packaging waste.

6: Opt for Compostable and Recyclable Packaging

Switch to products with compostable or recyclable packaging to prevent them from ending up in landfills or oceans. Friendly Soap’s natural soap bars are packaged in 100% recycled and recyclable card, offering an eco-friendly choice.

7: Educate and Advocate

Encouraging others to participate in Plastic Free July is a fantastic way to spread the message even further. By encouraging friends and family to take part, not only do you help make a bigger positive impact, but you also gain a friend to join you on your sustainable journey

Plastic Bottle Being Crushed

Join the Plastic Free Movement

Plastic Free July is a great way to get started on your jounrey into sustainable living, but don't stop there, you can keep these changes going all year round. Begin with little steps, like adding plastic-free skincare and natural soap to your daily routine, and grow from there. Together, we can make a real impact in keeping our planet healthy for the future.

Excited to start your plastic-free journey? Check out our eco-friendly products at Friendly Soap. Let's move towards a more sustainable future together!

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