Navigating a low waste path through the pandemic

The past year has meant huge changes for all of us and, when it comes to our plastic-free journey, the pandemic has been a whopping great hurdle.  With the juggle of home-school, an extremely noisy household and work, I kept on waiting for a quiet moment to blog. That moment never came! Then there came … Continue reading Navigating a low waste path through the pandemic

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?

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