There are many choices when it comes to air fresheners; from aerosols, to plug-in air fresheners, and pot pourri to diffusers. However, it’s likely that some of them may contain chemicals which may not be too good for us. Once you’ve bought the air freshener, you often then need to buy the refills, and this can…Read More
When it comes to cleaning, there are a myriad of products and brands on offer. Bathroom cleaner; kitchen cleaners; floor cleaners; bleaches; mould and mildew cleaners…the list goes on. But, are so many different products needed to clean the home successfully? There are many cleaners which say that you can spray stubborn stains, leave them…Read More
When we arrived, both my friend and I were pleasantly surprised at the range of items available to us. There was a large selection of dry foods such as pasta, rice and grains. There were also several varieties of each; from wholewheat fusilli to large conchiglioni shells; from brown rice to risotto and white long grain rice; and from soya beans to couscous, lentils and chickpeas. There was also a selection of loose teas on offer, ranging from fruit teas to herbal teas to breakfast teas. A wide selection of herbs and spices were on offer too. I was also impressed by the selection of fresh fruit and vegetables on offer. I was able to buy salad ingredients such as cucumbers, radishes and tomatoes without any packaging at all!Read More
Having begun my plastic-free and zero waste journey in January 2018, I’m now over 7 months into it.
In that time I have made some significant changes to my consumer habits, which, in the last 3 months, has significantly reduced the amount of waste I now send to landfill.Read More
Many of us are now more aware of the global issue with plastic pollution. In January 2018 I decided to start on a journey to plastic free and then to zero waste. It’s middle of summer and the weather outside is 30ºC plus (hard to believe in the UK since we get so much rain!).…Read More
In the past, I have taken home a certain amount of plastic packaging mainly because of the consumer culture and convenience lifestyle that I’d become accustomed to. As I mentioned right at the beginning of this blog, in November 2017, Blue Planet II opened my eyes to the impact that our plastic waste is having on our oceans, our health and our planet. When I decided to start trying to eliminate plastic packaging from my life in January 2018, I really had to consider how best to tackle the issue while trying to keep to a budget.Read More
My daily shampoo routine is one of the first things that I’ve managed to make completely zero waste since I began my journey in January 2018.
It has involved a little trial and error, however, after trying this method for a number of days without switching back to my old shampoo, I feel that it’s working.Read More