paper receipts

Decline paper receipts

Paper receipts contain nasty chemicals, classified by the EU as toxic to humans and the environment. There's something else hidden, you guessed it, plastic. Making receipts yet another, more unknown, environmental disaster.  Plastic in paper receipts Receipts cannot be recycled. In the past, I would innocently place

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ethical and sustainable activewear

Day 7: Ethical and sustainable activewear

*This post contains affiliate links With the New Year, often comes new fitness and health workout goals. If you find yourself needing some new clothes or equipment, it’s worth adding ethical and sustainable activewear to the criteria. Depending on your exercise of choice, you may be

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Day 6: Plastic packaged fruit and vegetables

Plastic packaged fruit and vegetables Fruit and vegetables are washable and if they have a skin or something to peel off, already have their own, compostable, wrapping designed by nature. Let's use our purchasing power as consumers to avoid where possible plastic packaged fruit and vegetables. The

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DIY washcloth dish cloth sponge

Create a dishcloth

Kitchen or cleaning plastic sponges seem harmless, but they actually contain microplastics. They're made from materials like polyester and nylon which are non-recyclable. While we use the sponges, they shed microplastics, which fall off into our sinks and then flow into our sea. Microplastics make

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Day: 4 Unwanted items or presents

Your trash my treasure  The holiday season is a beautiful time for giving and receiving. Within the more commercial, obligatory side of gifting presents for the sake of it, present giving can also add to quite a lot of plastic waste.  Over half of all adults receive

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trash audit

Top 3 binned plastic items

Let's talk trash The world is drowning in ever-growing mounds of garbage. According to the Everyday Plastic report, people in the UK throw away around 295 billion plastic pieces every year. The Environmental Protection Agency found that the average American throws away 2kg of garbage a

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rubbish bin audit

Conduct a trash audit

Let's get down and dirty A trash audit is when we take the time to look at our rubbish, to understand what we most commonly throw away. After committing, step one is being aware of what we need to change to go plastic free. It's a

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Make a commitment

Thank you for including reducing plastic as part of your New Year's determination. Plastic pollution ends up in the ground, in the air, and in the sea - where it is at risk of animals and marine life ingesting it. Plastic takes hundreds of years to disappear.

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31 Day Plastic Free Challenge

31 Day Plastic Free Challenge

Welcome to the 31 day plastic free challenge! Each day in January, I'll post one task. There will be tips, tricks, and some information on a specific topic's current situation. And for each problem, a solution. Every day there is a little action item for

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