A plastic free lunchbox set.

14 smart, great-looking ways to support Plastic Free July

Join over 326 million participants worldwide in making small changes which have a big impact on reducing the damaging effects of plastic within our ecosystems.

Plastic is non-biodegradable, and less than 10 % of all plastic ever produced has been recycled, but with awareness growing, and real measures, including UK supermarkets pledging to go plastic-free by 2023, and the plastic bag levy causing a 95% reduction in disposable use, it’s time to adapt, replace, and go plastic-free, asap!

1. Design for Life

This award-winning, stainless steel, Australian design has an elegant, matte exterior, along with a Greblon® ceramic interior to offer a drinking experience exactly like your favourite mug – with added points for style.

STTOKE Coffee Cup. Coffee-box.co.uk, from £29.99.

2. Last Straw

This handy, 19cm, stainless steel straw in a cute, keychain case is ideal for carrying around, with cleaning brush included.

Reusable and Portable Straw. The Last Co., £12.

3. Perfect Match

Made from biodegradable rice husks (derived from the rice farming industry), which looks and feels like plastic, this reusable, insulated coffee cup and lunchbox set is perfect for meals on the go.

Recycled Rice Husk Lunchbox & Large Coffee Cup Set. Pasoluna, £23.99.

4. Bags of Style

Making sustainable accessories look good enough to eat, let your packed lunch pack an eco-friendly punch with this 100% GOTS certified organic cotton lunch bag.

The Organic Company Clay Lunch Bag. Coffee & Cloth, £17.99.

5. Chill Out

Offering a superb selection of designs in a range of three sizes, double-walled, vacuum-insulated, stainless steel, Chilly designs keep drinks cold for over 24-hrs, or hot for up to 12-hrs.

Chilly’s Bottles. Amazon, from £15.

6. Boxing Clever

This ingenious design features a compartment divider and accessories, perfect for all kinds of dishes. Leak-proof, vacuum sealed, and oven-proof, the most stylish way to enjoy food on the move.

Black+Blum Stainless Steel Lunch Box. Amazon, £22.36.

7. Coco Loco

Say no to disposable sporks! This reusable cutlery set is handmade from sustainably sourced coconut wood and stored in an Oeko-Tex certified organic linen wrap, which is naturally antibacterial.

Firera Coconut Wood Cutlery Set. Wearth London, £28.50.

8. Get Happy

Lightweight, leakproof and lockable, the range of colourful Hapi bottles can be accessorised with a unique handle, and keep drinks cold for up to 24-hrs, or hot for up to 12-hrs.

Hapi Bottles, from £16.

9. Going Undercover

The eco-friendly alternative to clingfilm, these pretty, linen, bowl covers are handmade in Cornwall, available in three sizes, and ideal for storing food in the fridge or prepping for meal times.

Reusable Bowl Covers by Helen Round. Set of 3, £20.

10. Smile Brighter

Almost 5 billion plastic toothbrushes are dumped in landfills worldwide, but made from FSC bamboo with castor oil-based bristles, your new Truthbrush is here to help! Sign up for a subscription using the WELCOME code, to receive a third off your first delivery. Truthtabs, wild mint-flavoured toothpaste tablets are also available!

Petal Pink Vegan Toothbrush. Truthbrush, £4.50.

11. Lush Locks

Add volume, protein and shine to your hair, with this vegan, powder shampoo, water-activated to lather. Ingredients include caffeine, rosemary and lemon oil stimulate the scalp. While coconut milk protein softens and strengthens hair, and acacia tree gum enhances volume and shine.

Awake Organics Caffeine + Organic Rosemary Shampoo. Amazon, £15.99.

12. Kitchen Chic

Available in a range of colours and designs, upgrade kitchen essentials for plastic-free alternatives with this kit, containing wooden dish-washing brush; bamboo & sisal pot brush; two metal straws; large organic cotton produce bag; cotton string bag; and substitute clingfilm with three, vegan-friendly, olive wax wraps.

Zero Waste Kitchen Starter Gift Set. Pasoluna, £34.

13. Class in a Glass

This stylish, eco-friendly glass coffee cup, with silicone sleeve and lid available in four colours, helps tackle the issue of the 2.5 billion coffee cups thrown away each year in the UK. All that, and they look great.

Atlas & Ortus Reusable Glass Coffee Cup. Wearth London, £14.

14. The Story So Far

In July 2011, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz challenged herself to go plastic-free for a month. Starting with a small group of people in Perth, the Plastic Free July movement has grown across 177 countries, empowering people to reduce single-use plastic consumption and create a cleaner future.

Plastic Free: The inspiring story of a global environmental movement and why it matters, by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz & Joanna Atherfold Finn. Amazon, from £14.49.

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14 smart, great-looking ways to support Plastic Free July, featured:

Insulated Stainless Steel Ceramic Coated Coffee Cup. STTOKE, £24.79

Reusable and Portable Straw. The Last Co, £11.99

Recycled Rice Husk Lunchbox & Large Coffee Cup Set. Pasoluna, £23.99

The Organic Company Clay Lunch Bag. Coffee & Cloth, £17.99.

Chilly’s Bottles. Amazon, from £15

Black+Blum Stainless Steel Lunch Box. Amazon, £22.36.

Firera Coconut Wood Cutlery Set. Wearth London, £28.50

Hapi Bottles, £16.

Reusable Bowl Covers by Helen Round. Set of 3, £20.

Petal Pink Vegan Toothbrush. Truthbrush, £4.50.

Awake Organics Caffeine + Organic Rosemary Shampoo. Amazon, £15.99

Zero Waste Kitchen Starter Gift Set. Pasoluna, £34

Atlas & Ortus Reusable Glass Coffee Cup. Wearth London, £14.

Plastic Free: The inspiring story of a global environmental movement and why it matters. Amazon, from £14.49

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