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Plastic Free Kitchen Essentials

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Plastic Free Kitchen Essentials

Plastic Free Kitchen Essentials - top tips and top picks! Whether you are just starting your plastic free journey or are looking for more ways to reduce the use of plastic in your life, starting with the kitchen can be one of the easiest ways to make that change. As with all areas of your life, this is a mission to REDUCE plastics and single-use plastics rather than remove completely, which at this point in the UK in February 2021 seems very nearly impossible; we should try to make little steps to reduce plastics to help our environment and the...

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7 swaps to get rid of plastic in your baby’s life!

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7 swaps to get rid of plastic in your baby’s life!

I started Plastic Free Baby when I was pregnant with my son, now 3 years old. I discovered when I was struggling to conceive Finn that plastics can have a negative impact on human fertility, on pregnant mums, and on developing babies and children. Indeed, research is increasingly telling us that some toxins leached from certain plastics are bad for humans and are equally bad for our environment (and we, of course, can’t separate the two). The really worrying thing is that the negative effects of plastics on human beings is not fully known yet, and every few weeks we...

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5 ways to shop sustainably for your family in 2021

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5 ways to shop sustainably for your family in 2021

SHOP SMALL. SHOP ECO. SHOP ETHICALLY. SHOP LOW WASTE. SHOP SUSTAINABLY.   Shop small. Plastic Free Baby is a small shop, hosting lots of independent brands dedicated to eco-friendly and plastic free family living. Small businesses, and those online particularly at the moment, provide a major economic impact to the country when we most need it. It’s so important to support small shops and businesses at this hard time where and when you possibly can. The customer service is often off-the-scale brilliant, and there’s a lovely sense of community created by them through neighbourhood links and social media communities. They...

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12th day of Christmas

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12th day of Christmas

  12th day of Christmas Each day I’ll be telling you about a special Plastic Free Gift Set available via www.plasticfree.baby  and a little statistic about why it’s so important to go plastic free this Christmas. Why go plastic free? Plastic is a big health concern. Vinyl is a plastic made of the same material as PVC, with phthalates added to make it soft. It can be found in crib mattress covers, shower curtains, bibs, and other waterproof items. Health concerns: From production to use to disposal, vinyl releases chemicals that have been linked to cancer, birth defects and other...

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Plastic Free Kids Handmade Christmas Ideas

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Plastic Free Kids Handmade Christmas Ideas

    Brrrrr, it’s chilly out there today!  I have just this morning been for a delightful but freezy walk in the Ashdown Forest with my lovely friend and our three little (and not so little!) babies. There’s definitely more than a feeling of Christmas in the air when it’s 3 degrees out there, and we’re all wrapped up in woolly hats and scarves. We got talking about plastic free handmade Christmas ideas that we are doing with our children, so I thought I’d put together some ideas, together with some suggestions from other mum friends too.   Make Your...

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