A LITTLE SWAP THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE
Single-use plastic free by the end of 2019
I am so lucky to live in such a supportive community… BS3 rocks!
I put a call out on a local Facebook group early March, asking for help with my goal; I wanted to be single-use plastic free by the end of 2019. I asked if anyone fancied having a towel cull and if so I would be happy to collect and upcycle them into pockets to replace the bubble wrap I was using.
I explained how shameful I felt knowing how unsustainable bubble wrap was. Despite people’s best intentions when packing up the collection after a tea party the bubble wrap would often become soiled with all that yummy stuff like Victoria sponge, cucumber sandwich bits, scone crumbs, cream ‘n’ jam, chocolate cake and liquids from flavoured teas and punch. Therefore, definitely not hygienic enough to use again – even after my best attempts to clean it.
I didn’t know until only a few weeks ago that you could recycle plastic bags, cling film and bubble wrap at most supermarkets!! I would offer my used wrap for free on Gumtree, but on a few occasions there were no takers so it would end up in landfill.
I got such a great response from my Facebook request – 16 people declutterd and culled their towels, including a beauty salon. I had so many they filled the boot and the back seat of my car, infact i had far too many so I took a load to the dog’s home, which were gratefully received.
I spent a whole weekend cutting, sewing, washing and drying them…it was all worth it they are perfect for the job. Now if the pockets get soiled with food and drink I pop them on an eco-wash, easy peasy lemon squeezy. Meaning no more single use plastic… yay!
My goal for Wanda Jeans China Hire was to be single-use plastic by the end of 2019 and it took only one month with the help of my local community…thanks everyone!
Your prompt and friendly communication and willingness to help has been a breath of fresh air!
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