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

Taking it one step at a time

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you set out with a task to completely change things by cutting out or even just cutting down on plastic. After all, it's everywhere! Bottles, bags, food packaging, cleaning products, shampoo bottles, make-up and - my current pet peeve - plastic sleeves around gift cards. Our lives seem to … Continue reading Taking it one step at a time