Got any summer holidays planned? Or are you spending this summer soaking up the sun in your own backyard? Either way, we want to make sure you’ve got some fun plastic free activities that you and the whole family can enjoy. That way, when you’re lounging on the beach in Ibiza, pesky plastic won’t ruin your seaside holiday.
1. Have your kids take part in our Message in a Bottle competition
Is your little one a future Pablo Picasso? Are they passionate about helping the planet? We’re on the lookout for some creative kiddos to send in their eco-friendly themed art to our Message in a Bottle competition. The winner gets to have their art printed onto our reusable glass bottles! Entries can be submitted until 29th July, so download your free starter pack and template here!
Thanks to everyone who took part in our Message on a Bottle competition. It’s been incredible, but entries have now closed, and it’s time to pick a winner! And we need your help shortlisting the artwork to pick our winner from.
2. Take stock of your home’s plastic
Plastic likes to hide in places we never really thought about. This summer, why not take the time to see how much plastic is in your homes? Then you can find some plastic free swaps (like our Miniml household range) to use instead. It’s a simple way to start reducing your plastic waste. Get some inspo here.
This month, we’ve been celebrating Plastic Free July by showing you easy plastic free swaps you can make in your own home. Now we know the idea of going plastic free all at once can seem daunting, but don’t worry! Just take it one step at a time.
3. Go on a litter pick
Litter picks are always happening all over the UK. If there isn’t one to join in your area, you can create your own. All you need is a few friends and some waste supplies and you’re good to go. To learn more about litter picks – including the biggest litter pick of the year – read our blog post.
The Great British Spring Clean is an annual litter-picking campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy. Here’s everything you need to know.
4. Have a fun, plastic-free picnic
It’s not summer without a day spent outdoors and with a picnic! Make yours plastic free by bringing reusable cutlery, using a spare tea towel (instead of wet wipes), and enjoying a delicious spread made with plastic free groceries. If you’re stuck on what to make, read about our favourite and easy picnic recipes.
We all love enjoying the outdoors with our friends and family. Cook up something special with our favourite recipes to share when you’re outside.
5. Teach your kids about sustainability
Even if it’s summer holiday, your kids can still learn a thing or two while on break. Teach them about sustainability, and why it’s important to reduce waste, with our sneaky plastic and unwasteful recipe activities. They’re so fun, we won’t be surprised if you want to join in as well.
We’ve all been guilty of throwing away perfectly good food – whether that’s the last bit of leftovers, or the banana that’s a little too ripe. But tossing these foods can really add up. So, to help solve the food waste problem, here’s a fun activity to do with your kids.
Did you know that every year, 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our beautiful oceans? Not only is this sad for our beaches, which can be littered with rubbish, it means our majestic wildlife has to live with litter in their homes.
Why is reducing waste so important?
It’s estimated that 8 million tons of plastic enters our oceans each year – that’s as much as about 800 Eiffel Towers!
If we want to help tackle the plastic pollution problem and create a greener world for us to live in, we need to start reducing our own waste, even if it’s just one piece at a time. Every bit helps!
It’s why we deliver everything in returnable glass bottles, and recyclable or home-compostable packaging.
Return and reuse – it’s a cycle
What’s all the fuss about return and reuse anyways?
Normally, when you buy a pint of milk, you immediately throw the bottle away when you’re finished. That means all that time, resource, and materials used to create that plastic milk bottle end up in landfill where they’re left for centuries.
With return and reuse, your glass bottle is instead reused again and again, which means those resources are put to good use, and there isn’t a need to be constantly churning out new bottles.
Rather than buying a lot and often, reusing is about creating something of high quality and durability that can be used again and again. Pretty cool huh?
Help us fight plastic pollution
By joining our milkround, you’re helping us reduce plastic waste, and keep our oceans and planet a whole lot cleaner and greener.
And remember, your kiddos can do their part to help by entering into our Message on a Bottle competition too. If they win, they can help inspire more people to do their part every time they use their milkround AND become a bit of a national artist at the same time. Now that’s pretty cool.