July 03, 2016

LET'S MAKE OUR KIDS LUNCH BOXES PLASTIC FREE IN JULY!

All of the staff here at TCFS have made it our mission to clean up our kids lunches!

These days kids lunch boxes contain a LOT of plastic packets. I have done the research and have decided its easier, better for the environment and my kids to pack a Yumbox with fresh goodness, than throwing multiple packets of 'whatever' in and blame 'no time' for it.

By filling a Klean Kanteen with water from the tap and picking individual fruit and veg from the fruit shop instead of buying pre-bagged you can save a HUGE amount of plastic from coming in to the family home and then ending up in landfill. And if i forget my enviro bags ill ask for a box! Fruit and veg shops have plenty of these. 

We need to teach our kids from an early age that PLASTIC DAMAGES THE ENVIRONMENT when we abuse it. So use it only when needed and don't when not. Simple. 

Every little bit counts and it is our hope that the more consumers say NO to plastic then the manufacturers will stop using it and we will be leaving a better earth for our children.

We would also like to encourage our suppliers to join in and look at sourcing biodegradable packaging for their stock as opposed to individual plastic bags. Nothing deflates the excitement of a new season arriving faster than seeing a huge pile of plastic that is about to be put in the bin.

Check out http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/ and join us here at TCFS in accepting the challenge!

The challenge is quite simple...attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July. 

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems and amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives and challenges people to do something about it. You can sign up for a day, a week or the whole month and try to refuse ALL single-use plastic or try the TOP 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups and straws.

By 2050 its estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans. Most comes from land and was was once in our hands. Refuse single-use plastic and together lets keep our oceans clean. Join over 40,000 people, schools and organisations from 90 countries and let those same hands be part of the solution.

We can all become plastic-less consumers and LOVE the Earth. Follow Jen on her blog to discover ways to help rid your life of plastic!  www.alifelessplastic.com

 





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