This month's sitting lightly tips are how to avoid single-use plastic.
The problem with plastic is it is made to last forever. It really is an amazing material.
All one-use plastics that package much of our food and products become waste immediately and the planet holds onto this waste long after we are gone.
The plastic breaks down into micro plastics which release toxic chemical additives they are made from into the Earth. These micro plastics are now in animals and sea life and causing all kinds of health concerns for us all.
The solution is to avoid these foods and products packaged in plastic and find alternatives. Following are six tips on how to replace them:
Crackers are hard to buy outside of plastic and popular with kids and adults. Following are two recipes.
These two Sunflower Crackers and Dehydrated Cracker recipes are from Pip Magazine Issue 12 - The Microscopic Issue.
This next Seed Cracker recipe is from the label of a pre-mix package at The Source Bulk Foods in Vic Park. You can buy all the ingredients in bulk there too. These ones also have chia seeds.
Currently the best place to leave one-use soft plastics are in REDcycle collection bins at the front of Coles and Woolies stores. Go to REDCycle for bin locations and other useful info.
For more ideas on reducing your plastic waste check out Urban Revolution Plastic Free July Journey Guides!