It’s plastic free July! One of my goals when I started this blog was to try and be as #plasticfree as possible for the month of July. But I have to admit that I have become a bit slack over the last few months. As my daughter gets older (and more mobile), life feels like it has just got busier and busier! It is no excuse but I’m sure that you can understand that sometimes convenience wins when you’re juggling lots of balls and trying to fit as much as possible in your day.
I know that if I established routines and habits, then it would be a lot easier to eradicate plastic from my life but in the meantime, I’m just trying to do the best I can.
A while back, I made a cloth bread bag using this tutorial from So Resourceful. I had some upholstery fabric leftover from a project. And I especially love this fabric as it is from one of my favourite Australian Textile designers, Ink and Spindle. They pride themselves in using organic materials wherever possible.
Then I either make bread myself or get some from Brumby’s Bakery. Coles also have ‘bag your own bread’ now too. There is a Brumby’s which is 2 minutes walk from our front door so it’s great that we don’t even have to drive to get more bread! And they open super early too which is another bonus. Usually the bread fits no worries and I have even been able to buy sliced bread in the bag as well. Last visit though, the bread must have risen a bit more than usual because it was a bit of a struggle to get it into the bag. I told the Brumby’s girls about my attempt at Plastic Free July so it was a good way to spread the word!