11 easy ways to use less plastic

It's officially July - half way through the year, 6 months until Christmas (eeeeek) AND it's global plastic free month! Plastic Free July is an annual, global challenge where millions of people attempt to give up single use plastic altogether for the entire month. The goal is to raise awareness about how much disposable plastic we use (that we don't necessarily need to) and highlight the issues our planet, and specifically our oceans are dealing with at the moment.

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Lovely Lake Orta

Lake Como is beautiful - but it's hardly off the beaten track. Less than an hour's drive from Milan and made famous by celebrities like Clooney who have decided to purchase summer residences in the stunning region. But just next door lie the lesser known Lake Maggiore, and it's baby sister Lake Orta.

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Villa Carlotta & Lunch in Lenno

We left Bellagio on the car ferry, crossing the lake on the ten minute sail to Cadenabbia - the ferries are efficient and although the process of ticket buying and boarding is it's own style of Italian chaos, they run exactly to time, all the time - so if you miss one, chances are you won't be waiting around long.

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