Plastic Free July 2017 – Week Two

We’re halfway through Plastic Free July and it’s been a more challenging week this week. My husband has been raiding the ‘reduced to clear’ section at the supermarket for a start. This is great because it saves us money and we feel like we’re saving food from being wasted, unfortunately it inevitably comes with more…

Plastic Free July 2017 – Week One

Plastic Free July 2017 is underway. With week one done and dusted, I thought it was time for a blog update on our progress so far. For comparison, here is my picture from week one of Plastic Free July 2016: This is week one’s plastic consumption for Plastic Free July 2017: That’s quite an improvement…

Join Us For Plastic Free July

If we continue with our current habits of plastic consumption and pollution, it is predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. So it’s great to see people coming up with inventions like this that can reduce the amount of plastic floating in the sea. Solutions to plastic pollution…

Zero Waste Lunch – Top 10 Tips

We’ve been through a gradual process to eliminate waste from our packed lunches. As we first became more aware of our plastic consumption, I would wash and reuse every plastic bag as many times as possible before throwing it ‘away’. Then I bought brown paper bags in bulk online and used those for sandwiches, snacks…

Labelling My Diet – Conscious Eating

If there’s one thing guaranteed to ignite debate in a zero waste Facebook group, it’s the topic of diet. I don’t think anyone can deny that a plant-based diet is better for the environment, but not everyone is ready for full-blown veganism. Furthermore, everyone’s dietary needs and lifestyle situations are different. A young, singleton in…

Inspiring Others

Nothing makes me happier than knowing that our own eco living journey has inspired others. Just after Christmas, our middle child’s best friend’s mum (are you following me?) told me all the changes she’d made since reading my blog and following my Facebook page. These included changing her cleaning products, switching liquid soap to bar…

Making Better Decisions

This is my first blog post of 2017! I don’t think I’ve ever blogged this late into the start of a new year before. My blogging mojo has gone astray, but I’ve been determined not to panic. It’s happened before and it always comes back. I find it’s important not to force it, otherwise my…