Tag: plastic pollution

What impact does litter pollution have on the natural environment?

What impact does litter pollution have on the natural environment?

What is litter, and why is it a problem for our environmental, wildlife and communities? And what can we do to deal with the problem of litter. Litter is waste that’s in the wrong place Litter is rubbish or waste products that have either been 

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? 5 Ideas

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives? 5 Ideas

Try these 5 reusable cling film alternatives Cling film alternatives Many people will have cling film / wrap in their kitchens (it is called Saran wrap or food wrap in some countries). It’s most commonly used to wrap packed lunches and cover leftover food. Cling 

Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge – What new habits can you start?

Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge – What new habits can you start?

Take up the Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge and make a few small changes to your buying habits… Are you taking part in the Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge? Everyone is at different places in their relationship with plastic products and packaging. We are all 

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