So Plastic Free July came and went pretty fast.
July saw me turn into a Single Use Plastic Free vigilante.
I had a few friends do the challenge and it was really good see us all supporting each other, being very frank and truthful about what we were doing. Where we slipped, what stuck, what we thought would be the biggest challenges for the general public to embrace.
I was having those moments like when you buy a car and then all of a sudden you see it everywhere? So it’s called “Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon” or “frequency illusion”.
This is called “Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon” or “frequency illusion”.
“This phenomenon occurs when the thing you’ve just noticed, experienced or been told about suddenly crops up constantly. It gives you the feeling that out of nowhere, pretty much everyone and their cousin are talking about the subject — or that it is swiftly surrounding you. And you’re not crazy; you are totally seeing it more. But the thing is, of course, that’s because you’re noticing it more [source: Zwicky].”
Probably due to the very successful ABC TV series called “war on waste” but I won’t digress.this is great news, I’m becoming more aware. Yah!
This is great news, I’m becoming more aware. Yah!
- More aware that Single use Plastics are destroying our planet at an
alarmingcatastrophic rate. A good example of this online food services, their rise means more (A good example of this online food services, their rise means more take away containers, this is just one industry.
- More aware what can or can’t be recycled, omg that symbol you thought was for recycling. umm, negative what a scam!
- More aware of the recycling process and what we can or can’t recycle and how industry deals with our waste (not always a good outcome fourcorners)
Moving on from Plastic Free July and habits haven’t slipped. Some changes still need to be made too completely remove Single Use Plastics from our home, but we have a road map. We will abolish single use plastic from the home by 2018.