Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Plastic Free Challenge

Reducing The Plastic Habit


Plastic Free July is HERE & Plastic free is a BIG DEAL, so BalmBaby has planned some BIG festivities! Join in on the fun, starting (and ending) with the BalmBaby Challenge + Giveaway.

Challenge Details:
  •  Challenge will start July 1& end July 31, 2014. Form must be filled out & filled out HERE (it’s short)
  • Switch one thing either within your household or your place of business within the month of July that helps to reduce plastic use. Then post a picture to our FB (facebook.com/balmbaby) and please do tag @GlassDharma on your posts!
  • Make sure you ALSO enter the GIVEAWAY via Rafflecopter. (Details on the Balm Baby Blog)  We added a giveaway to show our appreciation for the support of you taking the challenge.
  • Prizes include: $100 Gift Card to be used at our online shop (taylorspureandnatural.com) * GlassDharma $25 Gift Card * Pura $50 Gift Pack * PLUS Stay tuned for MORE!
Baby Steps Peeps! Don’t stress or get all “perfectionist”! It can be intimidating sometimes, so just focus on your one little baby step.

WHY Take the Challenge?

Most people are unaware that plastic is a huge issue, not just to our planet, but our health.
Our Planet: Plastic will NEVER break down. 2oz. of plastic will ALWAYS be 2oz. of plastic & can only be down-cycled / up-cycled so many times.Our Health: When plastic is used for food or skin care containers, there are health concerns because plastic can leach, especially when warmed up, making even natural products become full of toxic chemicals, and therefore, no longer natural.

Get Informed! Be Part of the solution!  

Switch Ideas:

* Switch items with plastic material to more sustainable materials (glass, stainless steel, wood, clay, fabric, aluminum, etc.)
 * Buy some re-usable stainless steel or glass water bottles instead of plastic ones.
 * Buy some re-usuable stainless steel or glass food containers.
 * Buy in BULK, taking your re-usable containers in to fill up.

Feel free to switch as MANY things as you’d like (just don’t overwhelm yourselves!).

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Plastic Free July (the organization that started it all), has their Challenge that we highly recommend doing. You can find more info on it & sign up HERE:  http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/the-challenge.html

Check out what Beth Terry of My Plastic-free Life & Ecology Center are doing in the Bay Area, CA all month long as well!

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