Tag: plastic pollution

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Plastic is part of our everyday life. It’s only been since the 1960s that plastic has been in wide use, yet now it’s hard to avoid. There are hidden plastics in many surprising household items. As a material, plastic makes many things in modern life 

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives?

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives?

Try these 5 reusable alternatives to cling film Cling film alternatives Many people will have cling film / wrap in their kitchens. It’s most commonly used to wrap packed lunches and cover leftover food. Cling film usually ends up in the rubbish bin, so it 

Plastic Free July Challenge – What new habits can you start?

Plastic Free July Challenge – What new habits can you start?

Take up the Plastic Free July Challenge and make a few small changes to your buying habits… Are you taking part in the Plastic Free July Challenge? Everyone is at different places in their relationship with plastic products and packaging. Maybe it feels a bit 

Top 5 reasons to stop your bottled water buying habit

Top 5 reasons to stop your bottled water buying habit

Why do we buy bottled water? Bottled water has become an everyday convenience for many.  People buy it to drink on the go, at the gym, for guests at parties. Even at home on your own, it might seem easier to grab a bottle of 

Bread without plastic packaging – a Plastic Free July Challenge

Bread without plastic packaging – a Plastic Free July Challenge

Bread without plastic packaging – a challenge for many For Plastic Free July, I decided to challenge myself to reduce one of the sources of plastic in our house – bread in plastic bags. I decided to try the following ideas: Buy bread in paper 

Five easy swaps to remove single use plastic from your life

Five easy swaps to remove single use plastic from your life

When I became more serious about zero waste living, it was easy to get overwhelmed, and wonder where on earth to start. There seemed to be so many single use plastic products that created waste. Where to start to make any difference? A little research