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Plastic Free July – How you can make a positive impact

Do you take a reusable coffee cup to your local cafe? Perhaps you opt for containers and glass jars when storing food? Well done – you are already well on your way to making a positive impact on the planet!

Plastic Free July is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation Ltd. It began in Australia in 2011 and has since grown into an international campaign.

The initiative provides a focus to encourage people to try new behaviours to reduce plastic use and waste – and it’s not just for individuals but businesses as well.

Top tips to go plastic-free this July (and all year round!)

  1. Decline plastic bags and bring reusable shopping bags
  2. Bring your lunch in reusable containers or cloth bags
  3. Skip bottled beverages and bring a reusable water bottle
  4. Take a reusable cup for coffee to your local cafe
  5. Say no to plastic straws, lids and cutlery. 

*Tips thanks to the Australian Government website.

How Laundry Lady is doing its part

From improved efficiency to driving innovation, there are many pluses to going plastic-free in the workplace, not to mention the long-term, positive environmental impact.

Laundry Lady is leading the way when it comes to ‘green’ laundry practices:

  • Reusable bags – Laundry Lady’s heavyweight, lightweight and garment bags are made from reusable materials (we say no to plastic coverings).
  • Hero Packaging – Laundry Lady uses Hero Packaging for its smaller postal items. Hero Packaging is a market leader in sustainable and eco friendly packaging. According to its website, Hero Packaging’s goal is to eliminate single-use plastic from all packaging by replacing it with compostable mailers, tape, and labels.
  • Greywater safe and eco-friendly laundry detergent – Laundry Lady uses two, specially-formulated laundry liquids. The Natural Eco Laundry Liquid is made in Queensland by leading brand Kin Kin Naturals. It features Eucalyptus and Lemon Myrtle essential oils, is plant-based, and uses all-natural ingredients. Learn more about Laundry Lady’s innovative laundry detergents here.
  • Recycle your coat hangers – Laundry Lady runs an ongoing coat hanger recycling drive. Customers (residential and business) can donate their hangers to be reused.

Champion for sustainability in the workplace

Laundry Lady CEO Susan Toft, who was named a Sustainable Business Woman of the Year finalist in 2022, says the business is always looking for new ways to improve efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.

“We find that integrating sustainability into the workplace offers numerous benefits, including cost savings, enhanced customer experience, and employee engagement,” she says.

“Plastic Free July is an all-year-round event for us, as we provide reusable branded bags to customers and have eliminated one-use plastics.”

Learn more about Laundry Lady’s pickup and delivery wash, dry, fold and ironing services over on the website. Now available to book in even more locations Australia wide.