Certain assumptions can be made about any lifestyle choice and often it can seem harder than it really is. I’m here to reveal some myths you may be thinking about when living without plastic.
Myth 1 – You have to throw out all of your old plastic This is one of the biggest reasons why people who want to live with less plastic don’t end up making the change. They look at all of the plastic goods they use every day and wonder how they will be able to replace them. But guess what? you don’t have to replace them immediately. In fact getting full use out of a plastic item is the best option. All you need to focus on is to avoid buying any new plastic products.
Myth 2 – You have to go 100% plastic-free immediately Plastic has become a huge part of many people’s daily lives, so living plastic-free is a big change and can feel really overwhelming to live without it. In order to make the change, you need to build a habit of living with less plastic, if you dive in head first it’s extremely hard to keep it up. As something runs out see if you can find a plastic free alternative, that way it becomes a slow progression which will help you to keep the habit going.
Myth 3 – All plastic products are off-limits It is completely impossible to avoid ALL plastics from our lives and some are absolutely needed. It’s up to you to decide what exceptions you feel happy to make. Don’t worry about what other people might think of you. It’s your journey and its best make the decisions that feel right for you.