Ten plastic-free hacks that can save you cash

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

Plastic-free living – It’s the kids that get it

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

What do you really need to go plastic-free?

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?

Would you go to the trouble of a refill?

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?

Successes and fails of a nearly plastic-free half term

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