My year-long plastic free challenge came to end in January. After a year of exploring alternatives to every day, single-use plastic products and packaging, I still came away with some plastic waste. So, will I continue to try to reduce my plastic consumption? Absolutely! This challenge not only helped me take a serious look at … More A Year Without Plastic, Would I do it Again?
The holiday season is finally here! Gifts, decorations, food, many things that might make the season merry and bright seem to be packaged in or made of plastic. This time of year may seem the most difficult to go plastic free, fortunately there are actions that cut down on our plastic use during the holidays. … More Plastic Free Holiday Guide
Eleven months ago I decided to challenge myself to live a plastic free year. Over this time, I have gradually switched many single use plastic items in my home to plastic free alternatives, from the bathroom to the kitchen, to the items I take to-go. I did end up generating some plastic waste as I … More Top 10 Tips for Living Plastic Free(r)
This summer was my first in plastic free travel. Living plastic free is easy when done in the comfort of your home and regular routine, but travelling can throw a wrench into it. I never expected I would be freezing on an airplane because I refused to use the plastic wrapped fleece blankets provided. Or … More Tips for Plastic Free Travel
Plastic Free Social Isolation (PFSI) is a term I came up with to describe the initial experience of going plastic free or reducing plastic consumption. Going plastic free is not only a personal challenge, but can have ripple effects on relationships with friends, family, partners and colleagues. My personal experience with PFSI has at times … More What is Plastic Free Social Isolation?
When I started my plastic free challenge, a common question I received was, “What about cell phones, hair dryers and earbuds?” Eliminating single use plastics is tricky enough without having to consider the challenge of plastics we use in modern society. To complicate things further, let’s throw hidden plastics into the mix, these are plastics … More Living with Modern and Hidden Plastics
Look in your shower rack or in the cupboard beneath your bathroom sink and it’s not hard to miss. It would seem like plastic packaging and personal hygiene go hand in hand. Look even deeper and you might find that plastic is a key ingredient in your favourite bath product. Going plastic free might seem … More How To: Plastic Free Personal Hygiene
To start off my year of plastic free living, I created three plastic free preparedness kits to get me started off on the right foot. These kits made up of alternatives to single use plastics are easy to create and a cost efficient way to shop and eat. Bringing your own mug to your local … More 3 Kits for Plastic Free Living