EASY Plastic Free Alternatives

Check out Sarah’s video on some plastic free alternatives that you can adapt at home.

They are easy little things that can make a big difference.

Let us know what you think and how they work for you.

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The Six Month Review

It’s hard to believe we have made it 6 months in this experiment of plastic free living.  The time has flown by, and what once seemed so extreme has now become simple habit and routine.  This is good, and it feels like we have grown a lot – we have certainly learned a tonne.  However, because things have become so routine, we find it hard to share our story with others.  I don’t want to say we have become complacent, but we rarely ever discuss the project with friends and family (probably good for their sanity), and we have yet to achieve many of the lofty goals we set out for ourselves at the beginning of the year.

But at the six-month mark, I am proud to say we have come a long way, and if I can say we have done extremely well!  We have certainly collected a small amount of plastic (picture to come, I left my camera at work) – but when I think back to the old life, the life we used to live, it’s easy to see how far we have come.  I honestly think the amount of plastic we have collected to this point would be consumed by our old selves in two weeks time – if not less.  We have progressed to the point where we produce one itsy (compostable plastic) garbage bag a month, which in my mind is simply amazing – it feels like we are inches away from zero waste, literally inches. Continue reading

Plastic Emergency

I have been meaning to post a blog in this vein for the past week, but I kept dreaming about how it could be more impactful, how I could really make people feel the weight of the problem we are facing… I have lightened up a bit on that and have decided to go with what I first wrote, I’m sorry we have been away for two weeks, many more stories and fun stuff to come but for now: Continue reading

Waste is Driving Me Nuts!

Its official – only 24 days into the project and I have become a crazy person. I see a plastic bag and I cringe, I see a take out cup and I almost snap.  I am a little worried that ‘almost’ snap will soon turn to ‘that time that I snapped’.  I mean its only 24 days in – I am honestly not sure if I can make it the additional 341 days without losing my mind on some innocent bag holder or take-out cup user. Continue reading