Plastic Free July
Is plastic free your way to be? At EC30, we’re all about cutting CO2 emissions, as you know. While we’re taking great steps to make a significant impact by the way we do business, we’re practicing what we preach by making other changes at home to reduce our carbon footprint.
Plastic Free July®is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. In that spirit, we’re rounding up some great plastic swaps you can do at home to help find the plastic pollution solution (say that five times fast).
Sure, we’re all pretty into the routine of bringing reusable bags when we go to the grocery store. But what about snacks and storage? Packing your kids' lunches usually mean a lot of plastic waste from single-use plastic bags. Using durable silicone bags is an easy way to make the swap. Plus, they come in a variety of fun colors and sizes to suit your every need.
We rely on plastic wrap for a variety of uses, from packing school lunches to storing food and wrapping leftovers. Beeswax food wraps offer an effective and durable reusable variation to complete these household tasks and kick cling wrap to the curb.
There has been a lot of cultural focus lately on eliminating plastic straws, with many companies committing to phasing them out along with any other single-use plastic. Thankfully, from stainless steel to food-grade silicone, there are a variety of options to scrap the straw.
Forgo the fountain soda waste and bring your own cup straight to the source. Switching to a reusable cup can save you from using thousands of disposable cups every year.
Glass jars are a surprisingly good container for packaging dry goods such as wheat, rice, rolled oats, and other bulk items you may stock up on. Not only do they cut down on plastic use, but they create a moisture and oxygen barrier, increasing food’s longevity.