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Plastic Free July – What I’ve learnt after a month of trying to give up plastic

That’s it! 31 days of living with less plastic are (almost) over! It’s been much harder than I thought it would be but I’ve learnt a lot. Here’s what I now know after trying to go plastic-free for a month. I eat too many crisps I do love crisps so very much, but crisp bags […]

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Plastic Free July Day 25 – 5 Plastic products that are easy to ditch

We’re approaching the finish line of Plastic Free July. In 34 degrees heat at 9.30pm I’ll try to break down the plastic we’ve found pretty easy to get rid of so far. Or at least, I will do if I don’t melt first. 5 plastic products that are easy to ditch 1. Squash bottles We […]

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Plastic Free July – Day 20

We’re two thirds of the way through Plastic Free July and it feels like every day is a new game of hide and seek with plastic. Although the way to easily find the most hidden plastic is in supermarkets. Especially Sainsbury’s. It’s so difficult to find anything not wrapped in plastic in Sainsbury’s that after […]

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Plastic Free July – Day 13 – Compostible Crisp Bags

If I could eat crisps for every meal, every day, I absolutely would. But I have kids who would do the same, so in the interest of good parenting I try to limit my intake. Plastic free July has meant cutting down on crisps even more, as all crisp bags are made of plastic. Or […]

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Plastic Free July – Day Six – A Trip to Chatsworth

How’s this for perspective? If the people who built Chatsworth House 332 years ago got a little thirsty and cracked open a plastic bottle of water, those water bottles would still be around today. Obviously they didn’t have plastic bottles then, simpler times meant the workers probably just drank water straight from a stream. But […]

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Plastic Free July – Day Four – Our First Baby Wipe Free Day in Four Years

Today I finally made home-made baby wipes. The pressure of winning at Plastic Free July has powered me through three months of procrastination to do what turned out to be a 10 minute job. I cut up an old towel, put the squares in an old ice-cream tub with warm water, olive oil and baby […]

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Climate change
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Plastic Free July – Day One

I’ve decided to go plastic free in July. Apparently this is a thing. I’d never heard about Plastic Free July until someone mentioned it to me a few weeks ago. Why July? Who knows, but it seems like perfect timing to me. I’ve reduced the amount of single use plastic I buy by quite a […]

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Is disorganisation the real reason for plastic waste?

In my case, yes. I have very good intentions. I want to grow all my food from scratch, then make delicious meals from it that I take to work every day. I want to only ever drink tap water from my reusable bottle. I want to avoid ever buying convenience food when I’m out and […]

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Gardening
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Toys

An Eco-friendly(ish) Fairy Garden for Fairies, Butterflies, Bees and Kids

Last week I spent £20 on a solar powered resin toadstool fairy house. For the last seven days I’ve been deciding whether to take it back to the shop or not for the following reasons: Joni seemed underwhelmed when I showed it to her. I was expecting excited shrieks and instead got a very level, […]

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Days out
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Chester Zoo – tears, tantrums and orangutans

Taking kids to a zoo is a great idea, right? Well this is what we naively thought. Instead of it being a fun time for all, it was a horror show of epic Joni tantrums as she recoiled in terror at every single animal, including tortoises. Yep, the slow speed and gentle nature of these […]

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