There’s no denying it; supermarkets are the most efficient way to shop. Soul-less undoubtedly! But they win on the cost-effective and efficiency stakes. With the large majority of mass-produced goods being heavily wrapped in plastic, supermarkets are out of the picture for our shopping needs. Instead it’s farm shops, market stalls, fishmongers, butchers and other … Continue reading Ten plastic-free hacks that can save you cash
Here we are, two years on (and more) into our attempt at plastic-free living and I've had a moment this week to look back and think about what's changed over that time. Most importantly, we're still attempting to live without single-use plastic free and I'd say we're about 90% there. But, two years into that … Continue reading Two years on…
I never thought I’d write a post about washing up, but this no single-use plastic journey is full of surprises… so here we go! Take a moment to think of the plastic you could avoid if you changed the way you go about washing up. From washing up liquid to plastic scrubbing brushes, sponges to … Continue reading Washing out the plastic
If abandoning all single-use plastic is a step too far, have you considered the rule of three? What’s that? Quite simply, it’s when you set a ‘rule’ to try and use any item of plastic a minimum of three times before you get rid of it. It’s not going quite as far as cutting out … Continue reading The rule of three
Working in the charity sector and with a penchant for caffeine and cake, I’m a huge fan of campaigns like Macmillan’s Coffee Morning and, with a rare morning off, I'm nipping to a friend's house for a quick slice now. I've already sent my eldest off to school with last night's baking balancing precariously in his … Continue reading Who’s up for a slice?
I haven’t blogged in a while. Truthfully, I’ve had a bit of a plastic-free wobble. It’s not the first and I’m sure it’s not going to be the last, but it was the biggest one yet. Attempting to live without single-use plastic just felt incredibly difficult over the Summer and I found myself questioning whether … Continue reading A bump in the road
Free Download: School Assembly Presentation (at the end of this post). When we first told the boys that we were going plastic-free for a month – last June – they were surprisingly accepting about it all, particularly when you consider that they hate doing anything that’s ‘different’ or sets them apart from their friends. I … Continue reading Plastic-free living – It’s the kids that get it
Will-power is probably the most important thing you need if you’re trying to avoid single-use plastics. But it will certainly help if you have a few bits and pieces to hand that will ease your journey. It might seem ironic to stock up when you’re working to reduce waste and minimise plastic, but I’ve found … Continue reading What do you really need to go plastic-free?
If you could, would you go to the shop for refills of your favourite brands, whether for shampoo, washing up liquid or the whole spectrum of store cupboard goods? While it’s all very well sourcing shampoo bars, making your own toiletries or restricting any purchases to those few that come in paper or glass packaging, … Continue reading Would you go to the trouble of a refill?
Without a doubt, I find half terms and holidays the trickiest times to juggle everything. Work, childcare (local sports camps), an overdose of sibling rivalry and triple sets of the dreaded packed lunches are enough to put anyone’s patience to the test. The crux of the issue is that it's a change of routine; a … Continue reading Successes and fails of a nearly plastic-free half term