Plastic Free July

Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019 

You can be a part of #PLASTICFREEJULY In Kings Heath!

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There are plenty of intelligent companies in Kings Heath who have adapted their ways to treat the environment with care as you should too!

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As we have recently entered into ‘Plastic free July’, the community should work in unity, combining the efforts of each individual to reduce the use of plastic. 

It’s as simple as having a chilled summer beverage with a paper straw instead of a plastic one, or owning a reusable water bottle over numerous plastic bottles a day. More than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every day and on average, one bottle takes 450 years to decompose, this is abominable; we can do better!

https://www.facebook.com/plasticfreemkh/

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Luckily, there situates an environmentally friendly, family business based in Kings Heath who act on their wish to provide natural, vegan, ethical, and cruelty free products for all. Xover nutrition is the company name and they’re also keen on reusing plastic for their products. Simply doing a weekly shop their, as opposed to the dominating businesses who for the most part, place their profit over the damage they’re consistently causing, is a step towards a happier environment.

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There are ways for you to buy the things you need from food, to electronics, to beauty products whilst simultaneously minimising the use of plastic- as displayed in this blog. 

If you’re looking to invest in new skincare products but want to remain eco-friendly, Honest skincare is your companion! Placed on 34 Poplar road in Kings heath, this company takes to an ethical and organic approach to skincare. Their products are both friends to people and the environment we live in. This is partially because Honest skincare believes, ‘There’s no need to pack products full of synthetic ingredients when a few, carefully chosen, natural ones are far more effective.’

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Honest Skincare

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Delving into the accessories section of

https://www.honestskincare.co.uk/shop?category=ACCESSORIES  you will be pleasantly surprised to see the use of natural materials such as bamboo to form products. Honest sell bamboo toothbrushes despite the tradition of plastic ones and it would be wise to join them by switching to bamboo toothbrushes too. It’s a practically effortless change for you to make and would impact the environment tremendously if we all made that change.

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If you’re someone who wishes to be involved however wants to learn more about the importance of climate change and its effects, the movie ‘Ten Billion’ will be screened at ‘Impact Hub Birmingham’ on the 10th of July. Hopefully the film will fill you with insight and knowledge about the current situation, encouraging you to act on what’s right. 

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Evidently, there are ways in which we can make small changes to our daily life in order to reduce the use of plastic. You could even pop down to the local ‘people’ shop in Kings heath and buy a tote bag which can serve you for a lifetime. If everyone were to purchase a tote bag then there would be no need for excessive consumption of plastic bags.

https://www.thepeopleshop.co.uk

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Although encouraging you to get involved in #plasticfreejuly, it is to be acknowledged that this is a long-lasting matter and as a community we should aim to keep the standards this month as a demonstration for how we should treat the environment we live in. With little care, the environment could be in danger of destruction which would affect us, so let us make a significant change while we still can!

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For more information on #plasticfreejuly, head over to the following link: https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/get-involved/what-you-can-do/category/getting-started/

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