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
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
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
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?
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
So you want to cut down on plastic. That's great news! But where do you start? It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of plastic around us or the changes you would have to make to cut out or cut down on single-use plastics. Don't worry. Try and take it one step at a time and … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Plastic