Plastic Free July
Each year, Plastic Free July encourages us to do an audit of the plastic that has continued to be a part of our lives.
Whilst we now always use Apiary Made Beeswax Wraps at home and have become diligent about taking our Keep Cups (we love the ceramic ones by Australian maker Mudhavi) everywhere we go - we’re broadening our horizons this year and considering the less obvious plastics that we encounter. This year we’ve added a Glass Straw by Studio Dokola into our tote bag and have made the switch from bottles of body wash or soap pumps to these paper-wrapped soaps by Church Farm General Store. And we feel even better about enjoying chocolate now that Chow Cacao comes wrapped in a home-compostable wrapper and recyclable cardboard sleeve.
We’re always improving the way we re-use too - some of our favourite multipurpose vessels from the store are the Posie Candle Jars or Daylesford Apothecary Jars which we love to use when they’re finished to store nuts, seeds, teas or dried flowers.
Plastic Free July this year is inspiring us to be particularly mindful about what we buy and what we choose to consume. We’re grateful to the movement for keeping us accountable and providing us with the resources to make further changes and to create new habits each year.
Some of our other favourite resources for low-waste learning include:
- The Source Bulk Foods, Cronulla
- Holistic Luxe Living - @holisticluxeliving
- SO Sutherland Shire
- Plastic Free Mermaid - @plasticfreemermaid
Also in Journal
What ‘mindful’ means to us.We’ve chosen this word as part of our name as it perfectly expresses the way in which we approach the business. The store itself is a meditation on conscious consumerism and our values-driven approach to shopping. This means we seek out items that are thoughtfully made using high-quality natural materials - things that are designed to last, usually Australian-made, and always ethically produced.