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
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?
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
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
Image: Henderson Island, Copyright Jennifer Lavers / University of Tasmania. It all started with news reports and pictures of Henderson Island, uninhabited yet littered with plastic, together with reports of a whale washed up in Scotland with the highest level of toxic pollutants recorded in any marine mammal. By May 2017, we (family Frostick) had … Continue reading How it began