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Plastic-Free July Challenge #29: Carry a handkerchief

Tissue paper is made from the timber pulp and while some of this timber is produced using renewable practices, with new trees replacing those that are cut down, much of it is not. The plant and animal diversity in this forest are among the greatest in the world, but their home is being decimated.

Furthermore, the problem with the tissue paper goes far beyond that of production. Did you know that most tissues cannot be recycled? The additives used to reinforce the tissues ensure they cannot be composted. There are a few tissue brands that use recycled paper. The problem is that they are very rough on the skin and thus not popular at all.

Handkerchiefs are reusable and washable, and have an estimated 520 uses for the full lifespan. They’ll save you money in the long run.


Today’s Challenge:

  • Take a photo of your favourite handkerchief!

  • 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 reach out to the zero waste community

Having a community is amazing! Together you can achieve so much and create a true grassroots movement in your town. You can talk about the environmental and social issues in your town allowing you to really create a custom and actionable plan to help everyone in your community live a greener and healthier life.

Facebook is always a great, easy way to join a zero waste community. There are several large groups on Facebook - that are more worldwide and globally reaching. There are also possibilities to join more local groups within your country or city. Local businesses are also another great option bulletin boards or just word of mouth often carry a lot of weight in getting people to join meet-ups or group discussions.

Some other places could be: Instagram, neighborhood apps, and even our app One Piece A Day!

Stay tuned tomorrow for challenge details!


Associated Links:

OnePieceADay Instagram

Plastic Free July Instagram

Ten and Co. Instagram


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