Marking 10 years since the first Plastic Free July

2021 marks ten years since ‘Plastic Free July’ started out with the founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz avoiding plastic for a month. It is now a global initiative encouraging millions of people to move away from reliance on single-use plastic. Last July saw millions of people taking part; reducing plastic at home, making things from scratch, gardening, using what they have, and only shopping when needed. While some take on a full challenge to avoid single use plastic throughout the month, for many it is a reminder to keep looking at how to reduce their plastic footprint and develop some new habits. To encourage local involvement, The Refill Larder is offering 10% off both in-store and online throughout July.

PLASTIC FREE JULY SWAP IDEAS

Snacks & lunch boxes: dried fruit – most popular with kids: mango, apples and bananas (plus we now have packaging-free ready salted crisps and vegan gummy sweets) Also new in Tabitha Eve reusable sandwich and snack pouches

Bathroom: Earth Conscious deodorant and Sol de Ibiza factor 50 sun screen both in cardboard home compostable packaging, shampoo and conditioner bars – great for summer camping trips, toothpaste tablets with fluoride and (new in) bamboo electric toothbrush heads

Cleaning and kitchen: compostable sponges, refill rinse aid and all the ingredients to try making your own cleaning products with bi-carb, white vinegar and citric acid Kitchen cupboard: complement fresh local summer produce with our wide range of organic herbs, spices, seeds, nuts and grains.

Delicious Greek extra virgin olive oil and organic balsamic vinegar refill for home grown salads

To take advantage of the discount please mention the ‘Plastic Free July’ offer in store and online the discount code is ‘PFJULY’.

We deliver within three miles of the shop with a £15 minimum and £1 delivery charge, for click & collect there is no minimum order and we will email you when ready to collect.

Plastic Free July ideas: plasticfreejuly.org