Plastic Free July 2017 – Week Four & End

As Plastic Free July 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to assess how it went in the Spot of Earth household. I felt like there were some big improvements on our 2016 challenge. There was definitely a reduction in our plastic consumption compared to last year. This was partly because our middle child didn’t…

Plastic Free July 2017 – Week Three

Week Three of Plastic Free July was always going to be a tough one. It was our middle child’s birthday on Tuesday and also the last week of term. I seem to remember last year it was a difficult week as well and week three in 2016 also generated waste that impacted on week four.…

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…

Top 10 Toys & Games That Stand The Test of Time

Our children are now 10, 7 and 5. I’ve been trying to declutter the children’s bedrooms lately and it made me think about the toys and equipment they’ve played with most during their childhood so far. I think we could have coped with just ten sets of toys and equipment. What’s more, most of these…