My plastic free life: busy single mummy & business owner

Plastics affect human health - it's Plastic Free July 2021

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Plastics affect human health - it's Plastic Free July 2021

It's PLASTIC FREE JULY 2021!Plastic Free July is a brilliant annual event which focuses on our plastic consumption. It's a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution, so we can have cleaner streets and oceans. But what about our health? Can reducing plastic help us to have a healthier future? Plastics can affect human health. Plastics can harm the health of our babies and children. The reason why I set up Plastic Free Baby was because I was finding it hard to find plastic free, toxin free alternatives to mainstream plastic baby products.Throughout Plastic Free July I'll be...

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Do your baby products contain microplastics? - Plastic Free Beauty Day 2021

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Do your baby products contain microplastics? - Plastic Free Beauty Day 2021

  Today is 'Plastic Free Beauty Day' (17th June 2021). This is a relatively new event which pulls focus on the use of plastics, whether it be virgin, recycled or reclaimed plastics, in the beauty industry; all plastics contain harmful chemicals which are having a drastic effect on human development, and babies and children are most at risk. This day calls on brands, consumers and retailers reconsider their use of plastic, in all of its forms. To include what products are contained in, but also the ingredients of the products too. As founder of Plastic Free Baby, I'm all for this...

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Go plastic free for World Environment Day

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Go plastic free for World Environment Day

As World Environment Day comes back around, it’s important to remember why going plastic free in your household is so important for you and your baby, as well as for the environment.  Cutting out plastics is not just a choice for the environment, it is a choice to support the health of your baby. Phthalates and BPA are endocrine disrupting chemicals found in most plastics; these particular plastics can have very negative effects on you and your developing baby. Exposure to chemicals in our environment begins even BEFORE birth. Studies have shown that some chemicals, like PFAS and flame retardants found in everyday products, can pass...

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Raising a plastic-free family on a budget

Laura Callaghan

Raising a plastic-free family on a budget

  I raise my own little plastic-free family on a budget. On a small, single-parent income family budget! So I got to thinking that I could probably suggest some good ways to make plastic-free living a reality without breaking the bank, which could be of use to you and your family. I have to constantly balance my ethics with my bank balance, so I have a couple of tips that I hope will help you to reduce your plastics footprint, without being unaffordable and unreachable. I want to avoid as many types and varieties of plastics as possible, because we can't...

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Bright Young Things - Meet the Team

Laura Callaghan

Bright Young Things - Meet the Team

Here's the lovely team of University of Brighton students, who give me a much needed helping hand with marketing for Plastic Free Baby. They are an industrious and hard-working group, and are full of ideas for ways to engage with my existing customers and customers to be. They have been working really hard on the front end social media campaigning since the beginning of their academic year in 2020, as well as developing a plan for the strategic development of my marketing campaigning. They have been instrumental in devising a new Plastic Free Baby aesthetic, which is properly launching this week...

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