This is a very inspiring post from PALL about the benefits of refusing plastic and how to stay motivated. There are also simple tips on how to go about it without affecting your lifestyle.
How much plastic would you have refused over 3 years? Michelle has refused over 10,000 items. That’s a lot less harm for the environment.
For a long time when I first started Being PALL – Plastic A Lot Less – I felt like I was banging my head against a brick wall. I felt my efforts were futile. I mean, I´m just one person what difference do I make? Everywhere I looked we´re drowning in plastic.
Refusing plastics means you don´t have much to show for it.
Then, a few years ago in 2011 I was tallying it up in my head just how much I refused when I was out food shopping once. In just that one food shop. A lot, bags of it… To give you an idea, this is me in a before shot:
I´d been Being PALL 3 years at that point, imagine what I´d refused in all that time?
Obviously, I had too much time on my hands, so I sat down and did a tally. It was rough…
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