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Week 4: One Month Plastic-Free Complete!

Week 4: One Month Plastic-Free Complete!

A massive thank you to everybody who has donated to my plastic-free challenge this month! I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of my friends, family and work colleagues, as well as the support I’ve received from so many who agree our plastic problem has […]

Week 3: Ten Easy Steps To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

Week 3: Ten Easy Steps To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

  I have just completed my 3rd week of my month-long plastic-free challenge and I am so touched by the generosity of my friends, family and others in supporting my campaign for the Marine Conservation Society. I have now raised £431 and am so close […]

Week 2: Plastic-Free Cleaning & The Circular Economy

Week 2: Plastic-Free Cleaning & The Circular Economy

Some plastic-free household goodies! The pills are toothpaste btw, not what you were thinking… I am now just over halfway through my month-long challenge to give up single-use plastics this June. I can’t believe how quickly it has gone, and more excitingly, how many solutions I’ve […]

Week 1: The Plastic-Free Food Shop

Week 1: The Plastic-Free Food Shop

  I am now one whole week into my month-long challenge to give up single-use plastics this June. Thank you so much to those who have donated to the Marine Conservation Society, the incredible charity I am raising money and awareness for. And thank you […]

My Zero-Plastic Challenge!

My Zero-Plastic Challenge!

This June, I’m challenging myself to give up single-use plastics for 30 days to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society!   Disposable plastic has become almost unavoidable in 21st Century Britain. We wrap our fresh fruit and veg in it, we transport water hundreds […]

On plastic pebbles, micro pollution and going zero waste

On plastic pebbles, micro pollution and going zero waste

  Plastic is hard to recycle, does not decompose and is energy-intensive to produce. Why, then, is it the main material used for disposable packaging and other single-use purposes? This week’s Snippets post was inspired by a rather eye-opening experience I recently had whilst volunteering […]