My plastic free life: busy single mummy & business owner

5 Tips for Raising a Zero Waste Baby

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5 Tips for Raising a Zero Waste Baby

  I hadn’t heard about Zero Waste Week until this year… it’s been going for a few years now, and I’m really happy to be jumping on that very important band wagon!  As they say on their website,  “The term ‘Zero waste’ is an inaccurate Neologism that in most cases expresses an unrealistic ideal. However, the concept of Zero Waste is ethically and morally driven through a shared understanding among subscribers for the need to reduce waste as far as possible to Zero in order to maintain environmental sustainability.” … Couldn’t have put it better myself, so I won’t even...

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Plastic Free Back To School ideas

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Plastic Free Back To School ideas

  Plastic Free Back To School ideas Just today my niece has gone off for her first day at secondary school. Our whole family are so proud of her. Going back to school after such a long period off school, and to go back to a completely new school, it’s quite a big deal - she’s taken it in her stride, and I’m sure she’s had a really brilliant first day back and first day of ‘big school’.  My niece, and in fact all of my lovely family, are always giving me lots of ideas about plastic free products for...

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Plastic free picnic tips for you & your family

Plastic free picnic tips for you & your family

Plastic Free Picnic Tips for you & your family! We’ve been going on loads of picnics recently, and most of them have actually been in our back garden! It can make mealtimes a novelty (rather than a slog, as it can sometimes be, especially when we are trying to persuade our little ones to eat healthy options rather than beige food!!). We have also taken our picnic basket and picnic bag to the park, the beach, the forest, the riverside, the dog park and many other places that I’ll recall when I scroll back through my photo stream on my...

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Your baby’s plastic free bath time

Your baby’s plastic free bath time

Splish splash, I was taking a bath! Long about a Saturday night, yeah A rub dub, just relaxing in the tub Thinking everything was alright [Bobby Darin]   Splish splash! Finn (my son) and I have LOADS of fun at bath time, but I must say it’s always been a struggle for it to be a plastic free bath time… From shampoo bottles to plastic bath toys, the mainstream market is set up for a super plasticised baby bath time! It’s hard to avoid totally, but I’ve found a few products and have learnt a few bath time hacks, which...

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4 tips for Plastic Free Potty Training from parents

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4 tips for Plastic Free Potty Training from parents

  Gulp! It’s upon us. Potty training! Gah! I’m in denial about this I think. I had hoped that one day Finn, now 2 and a half years old, would wake up and suddenly be able to control his ‘functions’ and I’d just pop on a pair of normal pants on him and that would be it.  Alas, when asked “have you done a poo poo” he still often says “no”. A few poos and pees on the kitchen floor later, and we are still at the beginning of our journey :-)  The great news is that he absolutely LOVES...

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