How to be an inspiration in a shared house instead of a dictator on woolen socks?
1. NEVER EVER JUDGE!
Instead of getting grumpy and preaching plastic bags are bad, cheer their good moves and show the benefits of alternatives!
2. JARS JARS JARS
Basically everything looks good in a jar. Transfer the beans, tea, coffee into a glass jar and your house mates will automatically copy that trick – if only for aesthetics.
4. MAKE IT EASY
There are so many alternatives for plastic. It just takes some extra effort. Make it easy for your house mates. Hang canvas shopping bags at the doorhandles and put the jars in sight.
5. A PLASTIC CORNER
Whenever plastic does occur in the kitchen, make sure it gets re-used. Create a corner in the kitchen where you collect the plastic waste of the house and give it a new purpose.
6. INDOOR CAMPAIGN
Put a Plastic Free Tuesday poster on the fridge and post-its with fun facts in the toilet.
8. HIDE THE PLASTIC
Mysteriously, overnight, all the plastic kitchenware is stocked on the top shelf!! It must be dwarves.
9. GET THEM TOTE BAGS
Plastic bags are evil – tote bags are awesome. Get your house mates a tote bag of their favorite band, and they undoubtedly reject plastic shopping bags in the future.
10. BE A WEIRDO
Don’t be afraid to stand up for your opinion. Sometimes you have to be the weirdo to get the attention.