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It’s Plastic Free July

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Today sees the start of Plastic Free July – is anyone joining in?
Plastic free July is a Global campaign inviting people to take the challenge of reducing their single-use plastic throughout July (and hopefully beyond)

According to Government statistics in the UK it is estimated that 5 million tonnes of plastic is used every year, half of which is used for packaging. Plastic often doesn’t decompose in landfills and can last for centuries or ends up littering the environment which can pollute soils, rivers and oceans and harm creatures within them. WWF states that 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year.

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Plastic is readily found on everyday items, such as takeaway coffee cups, bags and plastic wrapping, 
Some alternative ideas to these would be:
✔️Reusable cups and water bottles ☕
✔️ Say no to plastic cutlery
✔️ Ditch the cling film – alternatively use foil which is recyclable, or reusable beeswax wraps
✔️Cloth bags or reusing ones you already have 
✔️Buying loose items 🍏🍌
✔️Recycle your pets food containers, buy food with degradable packaging, buy in bulk or buy loose items such as dog treats
✔️Buy compostable poo bags which are made of plant based materials – we have some great ones from Fetchit
✔️Buy dog and cat toys made from sustainable or recycled materials, that are preferably recyclable or biodegradable ♻ – You could even make your own tuggy dog toys out of old t-shirts or blankets
✔️Swap your doggy/horsey shampoo bottles out for natural shampoo bars

Has anyone made any changes recently to reduce their single use plastic use?

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