It's Earth Day!
Since 1970, Earth Day has educated and encouraged people worldwide to take action and protect our planet.
For 24 hours every year, we’re reminded of the vital importance of looking after the world around us thanks to this movement. But, here at Jedz, we want to encourage you to take the spirit of Earth Day with you into your everyday life.
Here are some easy first steps for you to take which you can do every day, all year round:
Join us for Plastic Free July
Looking for ways to cut down on your single-use plastic but not sure where to start? Sign up for Plastic Free July!
We know it’s a few months away, but it’s never too early to make a change. Plus, you’ll gain access to some great resources before and throughout the big month. Click here to sign up.
We’re taking part in Plastic Free July here at Jedz, too, so if you need a helping hand or some words of encouragement, we’ll be sending out regular updates on our progress and tips & tricks we learn along the way! Click here to join us.
Reuse! Reuse! Reuse!
We believe that large-scale changes happen through individual decisions. ‘Swapping out’ is a great way to start that journey.
Swapping out your throwaway coffee cup for a reusable one, swapping a plastic bag for a tote bag and - you guessed it – a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic one are really simple ways to start reducing your plastic consumption.
Plus – you can get some really cool and trendy reusable items, so it really is a win win.
Have you seen Seaspiracy yet? There are some amazing documentaries and online resources out there for you to explore. Learning and understanding the impact of our actions on our planet is the first step to making positive change.
Not sure where to start? Here are just a few recommendations and resources to get you started:
Our Planet (Netflix)
Chasing Coral (Netflix)
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been encouraged to shop local and shop small where we can. Not only does this support local businesses, but it also has countless environmental benefits, too. Shopping locally is a sure-fire way to reduce your carbon footprint.
For example, importing food on such a large scale means more pollution and vast fuel consumption. So, by shopping for food produce locally, you’re not only supporting local businesses but you’re also doing your bit for the planet.
Now we’ve given you a few of our best tips & tricks – it’s time to tell you what we’re doing for our planet:
Did you know that all of our packaging is completely plastic free?
It would be a bit sad when you’ve gone to all the effort to reduce your plastic footprint by buying a Jedz bottle which then turns up in the vast swathes of single use plastic.
The image is funny, but you’d be surprised at how often it’s the case! Thankfully it isn’t the case with Jedz – not a single scrap of our packaging contains single use plastic – that’d defeat the object of what we’re trying to do here.
Our long-life reusable water bottles are made from stainless-steel – which can be recycled over & over again.
Stainless steel can be infinitely recycled. So, with your Jedz bottle in tow, you can finally quit single-use plastic for good.
For every bottle we ship, we donate to safe water initiatives.
Right now, someone a few thousand miles away hasn’t got access to clean drinking water, and millions of people have to trek miles just to get the thing they need to survive. For every Jedz bottle you buy, we fund charity projects that give water to people who don’t have it.
Thanks for reading! We hope you take some inspiration from this post & join us on our journey to reduce single-use plastic all year round.
The team at Jedz
What we are doing right now is unsustainable and will need the resources of more than the single planet on which we live.
Given that we’ve been around for a few hundred thousand years, and plastic has only existed for the last 70, it’s fairly reasonable conclude that we probably have not yet evolved to ingest plastic!