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
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
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been to the supermarket hundreds of times to buy what may seem like all of the cleaning products under the sun – and they’re all for different purposes – window cleaner; floor cleaner; oven cleaner; bathroom and kitchen cleaners…the list goes on. Since making my new year’s resolution…Read More
I’ve often bought ready-made sauces, dips and ready-made food products from supermarkets for convenience. Given that they often come in non-recyclable plastic packaging, I thought I’d have a go at making some of my own. What’s great is that they take very little time at all, and are good for people with the busiest of…Read More
Many people think that reducing your plastic footprint is something that’s going to cost more money than you are spending right now. I don’t have a lot of spare money and need to stick to a budget. So once I’d made some initial changes of taking 5 simple steps (of which the cost to me…Read More