Plastic Free February

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Single use plastic. Once merely the inconvenient speed bump between you and your 3AM Rustler’s burger, it’s now all grown up and ready to kill you and everything you’ve ever loved. You’ve seen it on the news, seen it on the street, probably seen it skirting your frameless mattress. Single use plastic is everywhere, and it’s destroying our home.

But, there’s one little onomatopoeic trick to get on the road to sustainability - when next greeted by the sinister grin of single use plastic, just say “pff!”. “PFF RIGHT OFF!”. Behind these three little letters is a plan to help friends, family, colleagues and strangers alike take on one of the biggest environmental issues facing our planet today.

 

Plastic Free February

 

It’s going to be hard. Or maybe it’ll be easy! There’s only one way to find out. DO IT.

 

The Rules

 

  • Simply make it through the month of February (it’s only a tiny month!) without using any single use plastic.

  • Any slip ups or unavoidable purchases must be kept and deposited in your Sack of Shame (sack of SUP, Sack of Plac) until the month is over. You can use anything from a tote bag to a repurposed Christmas stocking to a fine silken pouch.

  • Gather a group of friends, colleagues or enemies and see who can get through February with the lightest Sack.

 

What do I need to avoid?

 

Any of the following which contain or are packaged in SUP:

 

  • Straws

  • Take away cups

  • Toiletries

  • Plastic bags

  • Packaged food and drink

  • Clingfilm

  • Plastic bottles

  • Plastic cutlery

  • Anything plastic that is used once, and then discarded


 

These items may be harder to manage, so the degree to which you avoid them and whether they make it in your sack is at your own discretion.

 

  • Cigarettes

  • Sanitary products

  • SUPs bought before the month of February

  • Cosmetics

  • Sex products (hello!)


 

PFF's Facebook page will act as a support system and as a community to share tips and tricks for avoiding plastic, talk about all things recycling and to learn more about the effects of plastic on The Earth because, goddamnit, she’s all we got. (Until supreme overload Musk takes us all to Mars).

 

So go forth and PFF for posterity, and baby turtles...

 

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