It's Plastic Free July


And we are participating in being part of the solution to end plastic pollution.

Will you take the challenge?

Start the Challenge

Want some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste? The good news is, anyone can get involved. You can start out small, or really challenge yourself!

Why go Plastic Free this July?

As a result of the global shift from reusable to single-use containers, plastic packaging comprises 42% of all plastic produced.

We drink micro-plastics They contaminate tap water around the world.

81% of tap water samples tested from around the world contained micro-plastic particles with an average of 5.45 particles per litre. Most of the particles were microfibers.

Bottled water is even more contaminated. 93% of bottled water samples from 19 locations world-wide across 11 leading brands contained micro-plastic, with an average of 10.4 plastic particles per liter.

Plastic bottles and beverage cartons may be a source of plastic particles into the bottled water."

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What are single use Plastics?

What are Single Use Plastics?

Single-Use Plastics are plastic based products that are made to be used once.

Are Single use Plastics recyclable?

Although you can put single-use plastics in the recycling bin, only 9% will end up being recycled. This is due to the many different varieties of plastics made. Try to avoid them in the first place.

What types of Single use Plastics should I avoid?

Plastic has to be a certain size to be recycled so avoid smaller plastics that are hard to recycle. For example... - Plastic Cutlery - Plastic Coffee Cup Lids - Plastic Straws -

What are Single use Plastics made from?

Single-use Plastics are made from different types of synthetic polymers that come from Petroleum. You will find Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) in cling wrap, sandwich and bread bags. Polypropylene (PP) in straws, bottle caps, prescription bottles, hot food containers. Polystyrene (PS) or Styrofoam in coffee cups, takeout food containers, egg cartons, cutlery. The different varieties of plastic must be recycled separately.
HOW TO AVOID

Single-Use Plastics

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Bring Your Own Cutlery Set
It's very quaint to bring your own reusable utensils to the party!
Be an eco-leader and start the change within your circle.

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Invest in a Reusable Straw.
This will save a lot of plastic packaging escaping into the ocean and entering the stomachs of our marine life.

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Wrap with Beeswax
Why not switch to beeswax wraps. They are very easy to use and wash, and not as complicated or toxic as plastic wrap when covering your food.

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Use Fabric Bags
Better than plastic, they store your fruits and vegetables for longer. Plus they are washable, reusable and won't go into landfill.

Plastic Free Tips for the Home - for Mothers and Babies

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In the kitchen...

You will find a lot of plastic in your kitchen so have a look where you can make the switch to sustainable options that help to keep your food in optimal condition for longer.

- Replace plastic wrap with beeswax wraps or silicone covers.

- Replace plastic bowls, plastes and cutlery with ceramics and metals.

- Replace cleaning cloths and sponges with bamboo and use organic cotton bags to store your fruit and vegetables in.
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In the laundry...

Microfibres are little bits of plastic-based clothing that break off your clothing. These microfibres contain toxic chemicals that have been added to make your clothes wearable and when they break off they can go up your nose and into your lungs.

Swap the fabrics you buy with sustainable, natural fibres like organic cotton, bamboo or hemp. They are softer, safer and less abrasive for your skin, and they do not release microfibres into the air or waterways.

Check your clothing & bedding for plastic fabrics disguised as polyester, acrylics, rayon, nylon or elastane and use soap nuts to do your laundry.
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In the bath...

Rubber duck toys are great… unless they're the kind that are loaded with chemicals called phthalates. These softening agents can make up to 20-50% of the plastic in toys your child loves to mouth.

The trouble is, these chemicals are unhealthy to ingest and don't stay in the toy's plastic.

Be mindful of bathtimes and the plastics you currently use. Use organic natural wash cloths and flannels so that toxic fibres don't go down the drain. And if you let your child swim in the bath with their swimsuit, have a look at the material it is made from.

Go Plastic Free in the Kitchen with Us & the Earth.

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Eco Kitchen Box - Us and the Earth - 24 Piece - Plastic Free

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Save a tonne of plastic & get your food storage routine rockin' a sustainable vibe! 

  • 7 x silicone bowl covers 
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  • Stainless Steel Set- 3 straws, 2 cleaners & carry pouch 
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Go zero waste and switch the sustainable plastics for these easy kitchen swaps.

This Plastic Free July - Recycle, Upcycle, Reuse & Reduce.

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Recycle Your Old Clothes with Upparel!

When you find out that microfibres are entering your body through drinking bottled water, you might want to recycle your old clothes instead of throwing them in the bin.

Plastic fibres are made from Petroleum and break up into nanofibres that float around for hundreds of years. With the fashion industry being the 2nd biggest contributor to landfill waste, recycling your old clothes can help the environment.

Recycle your wardrobe with Upparel

Package up 10kgs of your unwanted and old clothes into a box and send it off to be processed.

Pack them into a box

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Organise a collection for $25 postage and get a 15% discount to spend at On Chic Baby Clothes.

Organise a collection

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Your box will be picked up, delivered to the sorting factory and turned into something useful.

Your box will be picked up from your door

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How does renting work?

Organic fibres are not made from plastic.  They are durable, long lasting and of such good quality that we don't like seeing them go to waste.
When you rent your baby's clothes you are part of the solution to end textile waste and microfibres in the ocean.
Your baby will dress in top quality 100% organic clothing whilst you enjoy life knowing they will have a healthier world to live in.

It's solution based!

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Your monthly parcel will contain near new, gently used organic baby clothing and brand new, last seasons fashion.
All clothes go to a maximum of 4 families and are checked and washed to ensure they are perfect for your child when you receive them.
When your child has outgrown them, send them back for the next size up.

It's circular!

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Enjoy Australian organic baby clothing from Purebaby, Fibre for Good, Love & Lee, Snuggle Hunny, Aster & Oak, My LIttle Gumnut, Us & the Earth, Maud N Lil and more!
Support brands that care about the people that make your baby's clothes and know what the best fabrics are for your child.
No chemicals, no pesticides, no modern slave labour! Just pure organic goodness.

It's a fashion revolution, baby!

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