My plastic free life: busy single mummy & business owner — plastic free baby

"Choose to Refuse" - it's Plastic Free July 2022!

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"Choose to Refuse" - it's Plastic Free July 2022!

  Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution! The Plastic Free July website has loads of very helpful ideas for reducing general plastic consumption, and particularly single-use plastics. This year they have a really helpful calendar called 31 Days of Plastic Free Choices which shares some popular ideas for reducing plastic waste. For me, Plastic Free July it's a chance to focus on my personal plastic-free pledge, to reduce my plastic consumption even further, and to celebrate my plastic-free successes so far! I've been inspired by the Plastic Free Choices calendar,...

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Plastic-Free Summer Solstice Celebration Ideas

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Plastic-Free Summer Solstice Celebration Ideas

  The summer solstice falls this year on Tuesday 21st June, and it marks the astronomical start to the summer! Something to celebrate, I think you’ll agree!   Communities the world over find ways to celebrate light, the longest day of the year, brighter evenings, bountiful harvests, rebirth and POTENTIAL, by organising feasts, singing, dancing, rituals, gatherings, and much more.  I thought I’d put together a few ideas for a PLASTIC-FREE summer solstice celebration, to try to inspire you and your family to start some new family traditions that are kind to, and safe for, the environment and your little ones....

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A Parents Guide to Eco-Friendly Potty Training

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A Parents Guide to Eco-Friendly Potty Training

  With the sun beginning to come out (slowly but surely!), it's the time of the year that a lot of parents think more and more about potty training their little ones. Warmer weather means that it's easier for little ones to be running around in only their pants while they get used to the idea of going for a wee on the potty instead of in a nappy! I thought it would be useful to put together some eco-friendly tips for plastic-free potty training, as I know that when I was potty training my son, I accepted any hints...

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Eco-Friendly Reading Ideas

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Eco-Friendly Reading Ideas

For those of us who have been asked to dress our little ones up at school or nursery, we'll know that World Book Day is upon us again falling this year on 3rd March 2022. Dressing up as characters from our favourite books is a really great way to encourage our babies and children to get excited about reading, but ... it got me thinking... what other ways are there to get children really into reading? And are there any plastic-free and eco-friendly ways to do this, too?  Here are some ideas for activities to inspire our little ones to engage...

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Plastic-free traditions and new starts

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Plastic-free traditions and new starts

We've got some beautiful traditions and celebrations to look forward to over the coming days, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to explore ways to celebrate these festive occasions with your families... plastic-free of course! Here's a little run down of some of the special days and upcoming celebrations over the coming days (not an exhaustive list, by any means... there's also the beginning of the LGBT+ History Month and Vasant Panchami, and more, but I just wanted to focus on a few, before I have to head off and collect my son from nursery, ha ha!):   31st...

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