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…

Happiness is a solid shampoo bar

Ethique Beauty – #GiveUpTheBottle I want to begin by saying this is an unsponsored post. I love their products and what they stand for. Beauty products without the plastic, palm oil or guilt. Ethique has us covered, all humans of all ages, shapes, sizes, with or without gendered, the team at Ethique know what they’re…

From visiting to visitor…

Papamoa Beach, NZ (my photo – don’t steal it) After a good week away and freaking out by the amount of plastic we consumed and realising that was our the norm (thank goodness not any more) we found ourselves with visitors. Visitors who grocery shop fresh every day and whole embraced our bread and spreadable…

Visiting…. cont

Plastic free is hard in someone else’s house. You instantly become so aware of how much plastic is consumed in a day, in a week, in a lifetime.  We stayed at my parents place. It was great, at first the plastic drove me batty and then I succumbed to old habits.  Margarine containers, bread bags,…

Visiting…

Beautiful Mt. Ruapehu – Our national park while on our road trip.  Oceans aren’t the only environment currently polluted by human action. Our national parks, havens from the hustle and bustle of city life, technology and that which stifles the soul are not immune to human action, or in some cases inaction.  Mt. Ruapehu home…

A trip away makes it hard to keep the plastic at bay…

In my short time of going plastic free, I can say we adjusting quite nicely and had become quite thoughtful with our purchases and impact on the environment… until we went away.  We forgot our reusable bags, no drink bottles, eating on the road…. a bit disasterous really.  We did go to a farmers market…

The first 11 days… Rubbish week 2

Our first rubbish collection of the year was 2 bags.  All our fault.  Additional people and a lack of recycling. This week we have cut that down to half a bag.  Less recycling too as we have lessened our plastic purchases. We have made several loaves and rolls of bread, made our own spreadable butter…

Plastic Bread tags

I hate plastic bread tags, they get left everywhere and I am super paranoid the child thing will eat them. Forever getting left on a bench and not in the recycle bin, once off they’re never used again. I am passionately against them. So the alternative – make ones own bread – yummy, delicious and…