Today’s post comes courtesy of Kirsty, author of an ethical lifestyle guide called Ethics and Asthetics. This article has lots of great information about why it is so important to reduce the amount of waste that we produce and answers some important questions like, what actually happens to our rubbish when we put it into the bin?
Any one who reads my blog posts or who follows me on social media will be aware that I have been trying to reduce the amount of plastics I use in the home. This has been with mixed success and I am not ashamed to admit that I still have an awfully long way to go if I am ever going to achieve my goal of a ‘plastic free’ food shop.
With festival season in full swing many of us will be preparing to go and sample the delights that the UK festival scene has to offer. Whether you are going with friends or as a family it is easy to reduce the amount of single use plastics which you use whilst out partying. All it takes is a bit of thought beforehand when you are packing.
Plastic Free Party Decorations
I have been looking for some plastic free party decorations that are cheap and easy to make and have stumbled across some brilliant tissue paper pom poms which more than match up to balloons and are very simple to make.
When I was asked if I wanted to have a stall at the Nancledra Eco-Awareness Fayre I had no idea what to expect but I did know that I wanted to support the local children in their campaign to reduce plastics. My stall showcased a range of household items to help people see how they could reduce their plastic waste with minimal effort and cost.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
A few weeks ago I hadn’t even heard of beeswax wraps. I first came across them via Deborah Meaden and Twitter and since then everyone seems to have gone beeswax wrap mad, me included. However, this post isn’t just about me jumping on the band wagon as my desire to try them links to two topics that I am increasingly passionate about; reducing plastic waste and reducing my family’s exposure to harmful chemicals.