I declare to go Plastic-Free (as much as humanly possible) for the full month of July. Today is the first day.
Now, this might not seem much of a stretch from one of the founders of a plastic-free biz, but I assure you that this won’t be a walk in the park.
When we set about to launch KANKAN, we wanted to demonstrate that plastic-free choices shouldn't mean having to sacrifice on quality or convenience.
And I strongly believe that still.
Just today my husband listed a bunch of products that we rely on heavily (coffee, anyone?!) that we don't think we can get plastic-free. We're going to see if there is alternatives out there, but what are we going to do if we can't?! Go without?
He wasn't happy.
Easy, this won't be. But that’s ok.
We have to try, and the pinch points are where it’s going to be interesting.
But I want more than interesting. I want it to be FUN. So, I’m going to ‘game’ it.
But we need to set the rules of the game.
1. LIKE FOR LIKE.
Firstly, we are going to see if we can find LIKE FOR LIKE, just a quick switcheroo.
2. NEXT BEST THING.
If not possible, we are going to try to find the NEXT BEST THING.
3. KEEP IT LOCAL/ OR DELIVERED
These things can't cost the earth (both financially or by environmental impact) - that just would defeat the point of trying to make better choices for us and the planet at large. It makes much more sense to find something local or shipped to us than to drive a long distance to source something specific.
4. COMPARE & REVIEW (PRICE, QUALITY & CONVENIENCE)
Going back to the two key points we challenged ourselves with KANKAN - These changes must not sacrifice on quality or convenience.
Shall we crack on?!