R & R Free Week

This week we managed to not put a single item out for kerbside collection.  There was not enough rubbish to put out and there wasn’t much recycling either. I do think watching the rubbish trucks go past is a huge motivator.  They literally just throw your rubbish in the back, crush it and dump it….

In search of the plastic free blogger…

We all know how much I hate plastic. I am constantly striving to completely eliminate plastic from my life, and though it is challenging, I am making great progress. Here are some tips to rid your life of plastic. Educate yourself on the dangers of plastic. You have to know WHY you’re doing this. Why […]…

I have met my stale mate, and she’s not perfect

I have taken some great steps to reduce my plastic consumption, however…. my homemade bread is made with yeast from a plastic container and milk powder from a foil plastic bag. My stale mate – she is me, she is the afraid of taking action me, the introverted me, the I don’t want to create…

Recycling – does it help the environment?

Anything that can be adapted, given new life, new purpose, new form has got to be better for the environment. We all know the motto – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The most important bit is first – Reduce. Reduce being that, reduce your waste intake.  This includes food, non-recyclable materials and recyclable materials.  Surprised? Me too….

Ugly Fruit

I am not perfect in my quest to be free of plastic – there are still some major failings and undertakings that need to be addressed (read potato chip addiction).  However, we are still succeeding.  Every piece of plastic I don’t bring home, doesn’t end up in landfills, waterways, oceans, stomachs, atmosphere…. While I may…