With Plastic Free July just around the corner, how do you plan on breaking free from plastic? While it's nearly impossible for us to avoid plastic in every aspect of our lives, there's a lot we can do to reduce plastic on not just an individual level - but on a societal level as well.
While I do believe that individual actions can create change, hence why I'm out here trying to reduce my waste no matter how small, what creates even bigger change is supporting legislation that enforces environmental policies, and holds companies accountable for all of the waste and pollution that they create. The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act is helping to address these issues. Check out their website here to learn more about the mission of the act and see what you can do to support it. There's a great option to contact your representatives and request their support on the act (the letter is already pre-written for you too-- unless you want to make any changes to it there's very little work on your end).
Additionally, if you want to write your own letter to your representative check out this guide by Shelbizlee that gives a great clear outline for what you should say when writing to your representatives!
Attached below is a fact sheet from the break free from plastic act so you can learn more about the act and its goals for addressing our plastic problem.
Join me as I document my journey to becoming zero-waste through this blog as a resource to others.