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How to Start Living Plastic Free…

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15 May 2018

How to Start Living Plastic FreeBulk Food Stores are fast becoming more popular and accessible

First you need to take a closer look at all the plastic in your life and around you – observe how much there is, where it comes from and where it goes.

Then, it’s all about finding plastic free alternatives to those products and things that come wrapped in plastic and are made out of plastic – and swap them out.

Start with steps – you don’t have to do everything all at once because that will become daunting, overwhelming and discouraging very quickly. Don’t be too hard or judgemental on your-self and others either, otherwise it becomes completely draining as well.

As you take the first steps by implementing the alternatives – I find that sectioning or categorising things into separate groups or areas really helps and makes it more manageable. For example: bathroom things or kitchen things, or food and cooking, cleaning products, beauty products, clothes, eating out and takeaway, travel and lifestyle, product packaging, shopping, etc… there are a number of ways you can categorise things to make it easier for you to handle, you’ll come up with what works for you based on what your current modality is.

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Gradually you’ll start to really notice a difference and more of a significant reduction in the amount of plastic going through your hands since you began this journey. You’ll see the impact in your life and around you as you start to become a lot more conscious of what you’re consuming and where it comes from.

You get to the point where you can be creative with it as you delve deeper and explore more as you research and discover new things. You’ll come up with your own innovative ideas, recipes, solutions, practices and alternatives to things you had before – and this becomes habitual and automatic. You are more conscious of your choices and how they impact your life, reality and the environment around you. It starts to extend into other areas of your life too, and people notice the change in you and become inspired by you as you shift towards a more conscious plastic free lifestyle. You are sharing more information and connecting with others and the network begin to grow.

Before you know it, this way of life is fully integrated into your lifestyle now and you are really aware and conscious of your impact and plastic footprint. You are taking charge of your choices not to support the unnecessary plastic pollution occurring on this planet and you can shape a positive, healthy, vibrant and plastic free environment.

For 10 simple ways to reduce your plastic – see our next blog post

 

Article written by Lillian Adele

(visit: www.lillianadele.com)

About Lilly

I am an artist, healer, writer, speaker, eco-advocate, entrepreneur, blogger and content creator interested in exploring the intersection between human creativity and spirituality. Conversations surrounding creative self-expression and wellbeing generally arise, and the importance of this innate spiritual connection that we have with the land, where art and creative expression in all of it’s diversity becomes the language and communication of that one spirit called cosmic consciousness… Or whatever ‘name’ or ‘expression’ you want to give to it. This is where the subject of eco-conscious awareness comes in, as we begin to expand our consciousness outward through practices such as art and meditation, you begin to draw the sacred connection between yourself and everything else that is arising moment to moment – including the environment. You notice the birds outside on the trees, the trees themselves, their roots all the way down there connected in the soil. You feel the air on your face, but you are no longer experiencing the air on your face – you are the air. You become one with everything. I am you. You are me. We are the earth – we are not separate from it. Therefore bringing the ecological balance back into perspective is a natural aspect of the creative and healing work that I do because it’s all connected. This is what drives my passions, interests and true calling in life – my ‘Dhamra’. This where the science and healing art of creative eco-conscious living has become so important to me and interlinked with what I am doing. I am also a meditation teacher and holistic counsellor and love to work with people creatively to help them discover their true creative purpose here on this planet in vibrant alignment with themselves and their eco-consciousness. Feel welcome to contact Lillian through her website to find out more about her work. www.lillianadele.com

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