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?
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?
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
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
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