Below I'm including some things we use on a daily basis that often lead to the use of a single use plastic bag. PLEASE remember, in an effort to ditch ANYTHING, it's important to remember to use what you already have. If there's a bag that isn't 100% organic cotton, but is already in your closet, use that first. If you have a bag that isn't your "favorite" style, but still does exactly what you need it to do, use that first. While we want to use reusable items, it's important to remember to reduce waste by using what we already have first and foremost (and then dispose of them properly at the end of their use life).
There are all sorts of ways to avoid plastic bags in your daily life. It can be a bit of a challenge, but I promise you, it gets easier with time. Let me know how else we can avoid plastic bags. What are your tricks for avoiding plastic garbage bags for those of you that aren't waste-free? Will you be joining me for this July challenge? Let me know over on our Facebook page!
Please note: The only product pictured above that I personally own is the navy United By Blue lunchbox. I own other totes, reusable grocery bags, and produce bags from local companies and shops. These are simply suggestions to get the ball rolling!
Jamie is a musician, avid lover of nature, and a dog momma living a more sustainable life each and every day.