Bonnie Wright (you may recognize her as Ginny from the Harry Potter franchise) is my new hero. In the past couple years, I've really put a focus on living sustainably and using less waste. Recently, I was scrolling through Instagram and stopped when I saw one of my favorite childhood hero's––Ginny Weasley. I follow a shop called Package Free on Instagram (you should really check them out) and found out they are currently doing a giveaway in partnership with Bonnie Wright! I didn't realize there were celebrities that support the sustainable lifestyle and I'm stoked to see that Bonnie is pushing the revolution forward!
We teamed up with Ocean Advocate and Actress, Bonnie Wright to bring you guys an awesome giveaway and there’s still time to enter!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out this photo over on @thisisbwright’s page to find out how ✨2 people will win ✨1 of our Zero Waste Starter Kits, a $150 gift card to our store and your choice of a swimsuit from Bonnie’s collaboration with the sustainable swimwear brand @fairharbor! ✨
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Along with advocating for using less single use plastics, Bonnie Wright also has an eco-friendly swimsuit collection through Fair Harbor. The suits are made out of recycled plastic bottles, and I have never wanted anything more. The reviews are that they are comfortable, adjustable, and all around a good buy. You can feel less guilty buying one compared to other suits if you're in the market for a new bikini for the summer!
The Bonnie Wright Collection available now! Check the link in bio ♻️? “It was seeing the growing amount of single-use plastics that litter our streets and beaches that inspired me to take action and learn how I could use my voice for change.” - Bonnie Wright #BonnieWrightXFairHarbor #seastheday #bottlestobeachwear @thisisbwright
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I think that it is more important than ever that we speak up about the linear cycle of our products. Items are created, shipped to stores, bought, used until we're bored and then we throw it away. We need to remember the importance of "The 3 R's" (thank you Jack Johnson); recycling, reusing and most importantly, reducing. Think about the products you're buying, if you really need them and how long will you actually be using them. When you're done with items think about donating or upcycling them instead of just conveniently throwing them out.
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Having celebrities like Bonnie speak up about the problems associated with single use plastics and how to live sustainably, more of the public can be educated. It's also important to remember that not only celebrities should be talking about this, you should too! Make your voice heard, tell your congressmen and women, share on your social media how much environmental action and sustainable living means to you as an individual. Make your voice heard while we still can! I try to post easy ways to reduce waste and other fun sustainability things on my own account to get the word out!
Make sure you remeber to recycle, who knows, your waste might be made into swimwear one day. And if you'd like to learn more about living plastic free, or at least reducing your waste, make sure to follow accounts like @PackageFreeShop, @ThisIsBWright and @BeZeroWasteGirl among many others on Instagram. Educating yourself on this issue and having a true understanding of the needs of our Earth will help you speak out.