Plastic-free July is showing me how hooked we are on convenience – Sydney morning herald – July 2019

Photo by Julian Hanslmaier on Unsplash

You don’t need to convince me that there is an urgent need to reduce single use plastic. I’m on board. Got my keep cup in my handbag and never leave home without a cloth shopping bag – but I know that there is a lot more that my family can do. We signed up to Plastic Free July with a view to exploring what other things we could start doing differently.

But in the supermarket doing the weekly shop, I started to realise that ditching plastic was going to be a lot of extra work – especially for me.

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