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Plastic-Free July Challenge #19: Buy in bulks when plastic is inevitable 🌰

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

Imagine how many plastic bags or containers you would go through if you always made your purchases in small quantities.

Products in individually store plastic bags

Buying in bulk helps us to save on packaging waste. Individual products sold in supermarkets are predominantly packaged in plastic. Much of the plastic packaging on these individually packaged products is unnecessary and contributes to a more expensive price. Most plastic packaging also contains harmful chemicals that can leach into water and soil, adversely having effect on both the environment and the food chain (that humans are at the top of).

Paper packaging

Possibly one of the easiest and quickest ways to change this is by purchasing in bulk, where you either bring your own packaging or purchase larger quantities packaged in recyclable materials. Cardboard and paper packaging are ultimately better for the environment since they can be composted and turned into soil for your garden. If plastic is inevitable, you can still reduce plastic waste by buying in bulks (e.g. buying a large tub of yogurt instead of a pack of divided up snack-sized portions).


Today’s Challenge:

  • Focus on developing habits such as meal preparation, bringing reusable bags to grocery stores and purchasing products in bulk!

  • Share a photo and tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly to earn 1 ENTRY!

How can I win prizes?

Step 1: Follow @onepieceaday1

Step 2: Tag a friend! (optional)

Step 3: Share a photo (to your story OR your feed) of you completing each challenge for 1 ENTRY, tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly.

Each day is a new opportunity to increase your chances. Your total entries will be counted at the end of the month and be entered into a draw to win a zero-waste prize pack. Be sure to stick around for more chances to win!

Questions? Drop them below!


Tomorrow switch to e-bills 📄

Go paperless and switch to e-bills

Go paperless with your finance. Save trees and your personal space, while enjoying the convenience of finding what you need instantly!

Stay tuned tomorrow for details on our next challenge 💵


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