Despite the fact that I tentatively call Curly and Wordy an “ethical lifestyle blog”, I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m not perfect. I don’t live in a mason jar-filled loft, ride a bike everywhere, shop solely from slow fashion retailers, have a completely vegan diet and only buy my produce from independent, local shops that are zero-waste. Instead, I sometimes drive unnecessary journeys out of sheer laziness, I adore smoked cheese and my fridge definitely has more throwaway plastics than it does mason jars. I would love to say that the first scenario was my reality, but it’s just not. I’m learning (and improving!) every day.
I write my posts so that I can share my slow and steady
journey, not so that I can brag about being a beacon of ethical living.
That being said, I welcome every opportunity to shift up my
habits for the better and to talk honestly about my experiences. So, I
couldn’t resist trying out Plastic Free July. I thought that it would give me
the kick up the butt I need to seriously reassess my day-to-day plastic usage.
Sure, I’ve invested in a glass water bottle and I tell the internet about my love for my menstrual cup on an embarrassingly regular basis, but I’ve definitely got a long way
to go. Why not start making more changes now, alongside a community of
people who are also dedicated to refusing single-use plastics for a whole
I’ll be documenting the highs and lows of my Plastic Free July journey so that we can all laugh at my rookie mistakes together. Here’s
how you can keep up-to-date:
Every day throughout the whole month I’m going to be sharing
Plastic Free July content on my Instagram stories. Some days it’ll be little updates on how I’m coping,
other days it’ll be tips I’ve learnt along the way. One thing is for sure
though: It’s going to be raw. My Instagram stories is a strictly no BS space,
so I won’t shy away from telling you if I screw up.
On top of that, I’ve created a “#PFJ” highlight on my profile so that you can catch up on anything you miss.
The Weekly Roundup
This is where I’ll go into detail about my experiences. I
want to do a list of all of the single-use plastics I haven’t managed to avoid
(spoiler alert: I know there will be some because I’m only on day three and
have already slipped up), I want to tell you about what I’m finding difficult
and, most importantly, I want to celebrate the habits that I’ve manage to
change for the better.
I’ll be putting these posts live every Sunday in July, so be
sure to check back here to see the nitty-gritty of how I’m getting on.