My plastic free life: busy single mummy & business owner

All hail the washable bum wipe

All hail the washable bum wipe

  Things are quite tricky at the moment, globally.... I'm focusing my mind on achievable eco goals. One of them is to try to find ways around the national toilet roll shortage! It seems like a good opportunity to find sensible ways to use less and waste less, at a time when we don't know when we might safely be able to leave the house to go to the shops in the way that we have been used to. At time of writing we are Day 2 of lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic. I have used reusable / washable baby wipes...

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Do-able New Year's Eco Resolutions!

Do-able New Year's Eco Resolutions!

  A New Year brings with it the feeling of great hope for me, combined with a sort of eco-pressure that I need to create a set of resolutions to achieve some of the eco friendly goals that the world and our children need us to work harder on. I try hard for it not to topple over into ‘eco anxiety’ which is now much written about (an anxiety specific to the threat to our natural environment and the human race). Golly! My previous years of eco-resolutions include starting this #plasticfree business (tick!), but also some other really achievable things for...

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Plastic Free New Year Party ideas

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Plastic Free New Year Party ideas

2019 is coming to an end and it’s time to welcome this exciting new year! Have you got plans for New Year’s Eve yet? Whatever these exciting celebration plans may be, it’s time to think about how they might affect the environment! These few tricks will make sure your party doesn’t become a celebration of single use plastic! So, let’s celebrate this closing year with style! Follow me! Venue and decorations: If you’re heading out to a venue or restaurant, make sure you choose a place that doesn’t rely on single use plastics and glossy banners (hint hint, try looking...

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Taking plastic off the menu this Christmas!

Taking plastic off the menu this Christmas!

Inexpensive sustainable and plastic free ideas for your Christmas dishes… For the Dinner Make sure you shop locally and in season. Don’t forget to take your own bags! (And your own containers if you’re going to your local butchers). For the dinner table, have you ever thought of providing your little ones with bamboo cutlery instead of plastic ones? Take a look at it!    For the Snacks Crisp packets are currently not recyclable. The inside of the packets may look shiny and as though they’re made of foil but is actually a metallised plastic film! To reduce your plastic usage...

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Plastic free Christmas holiday activities to do with your little one!

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Plastic free Christmas holiday activities to do with your little one!

It’s Christmas! It’s cold! Let’s do something fun! Here are a few activity ideas to do with your child this Christmas holiday! From baking cookies, to making your own stamp, and creative cards, involve your child in the Christmas spirit and let them have a blast!   Bake cookies. “MMMMM… Christmas!” Let’s get into the Christmas spirit! Head to your local food market and get your ingredients! It’s time to start baking! …Just remember to take your own bags. Buying your ingredients and spices to create the perfect dough is the best way to avoid pre- plastic wrapped cookies. Adding...

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