Folks – are you ready? I’m so excited to share with you a collaboration I’ve been working on for months. I’m teaming up with Plastic-Free Me, an organisation dedicated to the fight against disposable plastics, to bring you the Plastic-Free Parent Challenge.
Did you know that it’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in the ocean? This poses a serious threat for the world in which our children are growing up and it’s time to TAKE ACTION. For the whole month of June, we’re going to be challenging parents to think about their waste as a family. Focusing on a different area of family life each week (see below), we’ve got you covered from breakfast ’till bedtime. The aim is that by the end of the month you’ll be able to make some real sustainable switches as a family that will change your life and the planet for GOOD.
To help you along the way, we’ve set out some guidelines each week but you can do as much or as little as you can within your family’s day-to-day. There will also be some epic prizes and a few surprises along the way… For now, we’d love you to start prepping, to share the challenge with you friends, family, neighbours and anyone else and most of all, to join us in the Plastic – Free Parent challenge. Share your thoughts / excitement / progress with the challenges with us your ideas using the hashtag #plasticfreeparent.
Week 1 commences MONDAY 4TH JUNE. Let the countdown begin…
Are you in? (I really hope so)
Emma and Plastic-Free Me xxx
P.S Wonderful illustrations by Harriet Lily Artwork