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Take on Plastic Free July with Misona

As we dive into the month of July, we at Misona are thrilled to join millions of people around the globe in celebrating Plastic Free July 2024.

This month-long challenge is more than just a campaign; it’s a movement aimed at raising awareness about the devastating impacts of plastic pollution and encouraging everyone to make small, sustainable changes.

These changes, when combined, can have a monumental impact on our planet. Here’s how you can participate and contribute to making a difference, one step at a time.

Understanding the Importance of Plastic Free July

Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time.

Every year, millions of tons of plastic waste end up in our oceans, harming marine life, disrupting ecosystems, and contributing to the growing crisis of global pollution.

Plastic Free July offers a unique opportunity to rethink our relationship with plastic, reduce our dependence on single-use items, and explore sustainable alternatives that can help protect our environment for future generations.

How You Can Get Involved

Start Small and Build Momentum:

  • Identify Common Single-Use Plastics: Take a close look at your daily routine and identify the single-use plastic items you frequently use. These might include plastic bags, water bottles, cotton buds, food packaging, and cutlery. Awareness is the first step towards change.

  • Research Alternatives: Spend some time researching and investing in reusable alternatives. For instance, carry a reusable water bottle made of stainless steel or glass, use cloth or jute bags for shopping, and switch to metal or bamboo straws. Reusable items are not only better for the environment but also often save money in the long run.

  • Create New Habits: Establish new routines that support your plastic-free goals. For example, keep reusable bags in your car or by the front door so you don’t forget them when you go shopping, and set reminders to bring your water bottle with you when you leave the house.

  • Implement Gradual Changes: Don’t feel overwhelmed by trying to eliminate all plastic at once. Start with one or two items and gradually add more as you become comfortable with the changes. Each small step is a victory.

reusable water bottle and tote bag

Choose Sustainable Brands:

  • Support Eco-Friendly Companies: Seek out and support brands that are committed to sustainability. Companies like Misona, which prioritise eco-friendly practices, help drive the market towards more sustainable options.

  • Research Brand Practices: Look into the sustainability practices of the brands you buy from. Do they use recycled materials? Are they committed to reducing plastic in their packaging? Brands that are transparent about their sustainability efforts are often more trustworthy.

  • Opt for Quality Over Quantity: Invest in high-quality products that are built to last. This reduces the need for frequent replacements and helps cut down on overall waste. At Misona, we offer products such as the innovative quick-dry stone bath mat, which combines luxury with sustainability, ensuring that you don’t have to compromise on aesthetics while making ethical choices.

  • Spread the Word: Share your favorite sustainable brands with friends and family. Word of mouth is a powerful tool in promoting eco-friendly businesses.

plastic free bath mat

Mindful Shopping Practices:

  • Plan Ahead: Before heading out for your shopping trip, make a list of what you need. This helps avoid impulse purchases that often come with unnecessary plastic packaging. Additionally, carrying your own shopping bags to avoid needed to purchase more carrier bags.

  • Choose Bulk and Loose Products: Opt for stores that offer bulk buying options where you can bring your own containers. This is especially effective for pantry staples like grains, nuts, spices, and dried fruits. Many health food stores and some supermarkets provide bulk sections.

  • Support Local Markets: Farmers' markets are excellent places to find fresh, unpackaged produce. Not only does this reduce plastic use, but it also supports local farmers and reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting goods over long distances.

  • Look for Eco-Friendly Brands: Many companies are now recognising the importance of sustainable packaging. Look for brands that use biodegradable, compostable, or recyclable materials.

farmers market

DIY Solutions and Creativity:

  • Household Cleaning Products: Many commercial cleaning products come in plastic bottles and contain harsh chemicals. Making your own cleaning solutions using natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils can reduce plastic waste and be gentler on the environment.

  • Gardening Solutions: Use compost from kitchen scraps to enrich your garden soil, reducing the need for plastic-packaged fertilizers. Create your own plant markers from recycled materials instead of buying new plastic ones.

  • Craft Projects: Turn potential waste into upcycled art by using plastic-free materials for your craft projects. Old newspapers, cardboard, and fabric scraps can be repurposed into beautiful and useful items.

  • Cooking and Baking: Instead of buying pre-packaged snacks and meals, cook and bake your own. This not only reduces plastic packaging but also allows you to control the ingredients for healthier options.

compost kitchen waste

Educate and Inspire Others

Share your Plastic Free July journey on social media and encourage others to join the movement.

Use the hashtag #PlasticFreeJuly to connect with a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about reducing plastic pollution.

By sharing tips, successes, and challenges, you can inspire and motivate others to take action.

Misona’s Commitment to a Plastic-Free Future

At Misona, we are deeply committed to reducing plastic waste and promoting sustainability in every aspect of our business.

Our products are carefully selected to ensure they align with our eco-friendly values. We believe that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand, and we strive to offer products that are both beautiful and kind to the planet.

And, with every order placed, CleanHub will collect 1lb of plastic waste before it reaches the ocean. Find out more about our plastic collection progress so far.

Throughout July, we will be sharing tips, stories, and inspiration on our social media channels to help you stay motivated and informed during your Plastic Free July journey.

Follow us on Instagram and TikTok to stay updated with our latest posts and initiatives.

The Power of Collective Action

Every small action counts when it comes to tackling the plastic pollution crisis. By making conscious choices and encouraging others to do the same, we can create a ripple effect that leads to significant change.

Join us this Plastic Free July, and let’s work together towards a cleaner, greener future. Your participation, no matter how small, contributes to a larger movement that can transform our world.

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