Plastic Free July 2020

This will be my second year where I take on the plastic-free July challenge. I will probably take on the same basic principles as I did last year, but to mix it up a little bit this time around, I will be doing my best to get my family involved as well. I think my 13 year old brother was looking particularly interested.

This year I will do my best to note any substitutes I buy, paying special attention to cooking recipes, applying the zero plastic ideology into them.

Last year what I found challenging is getting salad leaves or lettuce. I would end up getting a cabbage from the farmers market as this was the only thing with no stickers or plastic packaging on. Even the farmers were selling lettuce in packaging. I know one solution to this is grow my own but I don’t have the facilities at this moment. Maybe next year.

This year I’m also based in Birmingham, where last year at was around Loughborough, Leicester being the closest city around. I think there will be a bit more choices when it comes to food markets with good quality products, as I believe Leicester is still under prolonged lockdown due to COVID-19.

I will do posts on weekly bases with updates on the following:

  • shopping ideas
  • recipes with reduced or zero waste plastic involved
  • easy swaps and costs with it
  • info about plastic pollution
  • some home DIY

I’m really looking forward to this years’ challenge.

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Greetings my dear reader. My name is Natalia and I am a 28-year-old Marketing with Advertising graduate from around the Midlands in England. I love to travel and do loads of road trips, but above everything, I love climbing adventures with my climbing buddies. With this blog, I would like to be able to note down my thoughts and share my adventures I can look back at in years’ time with a smile on my face. I am also on a search for more exciting adventures and self-development. Since I absolutely adore natural world I also want to develop my knowledge and skills to reduce as much waste as I can that is bad for the environment. I like feedback and others input so I always want to hear other people’s experiences and ideas.

2 thoughts on “Plastic Free July 2020

  1. Awesome! It’s great to see anyone making efforts toward living a plastic free life, especially the younger generations like your 13-year old brother. You are a great influence! I look forward to your further blog posts on the subject! 🙂


    1. Thank you for your kind comment. Yes I’m very excited again to do this. I think it’s a brilliant idea to really push and have no or limited about of plastic and over all waste during one months, as it really brings out different skills that will last lifetime.


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