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