Category Archives: Plastic Free Living

Grocery Shopping…But Not As We Know It!

Grocery Shopping…But Not As We Know It!

Last weekend I took a trip to the Hills to the town of Mundaring 45km  away… to go shopping! Not just any kind of shopping, mind. I went to visit a newly opened shop named the Wasteless Pantry. No prizes for guessing what kind of shop it is! It’s a new bulk grocery store that… Continue Reading

Tips for making this Plastic Free July the most successful ever!

Tips for making this Plastic Free July the most successful ever!

I love June and July, because every year during these two months a tide of plastic awareness starts sweeping across the globe. Why? Because people throughout the world start signing up for Plastic Free July, and there’s a wave of optimism, hope and enthusiasm that comes too. It doesn’t stop there though… all that energy… Continue Reading

The Magic of Making Ripples

The Magic of Making Ripples

Even the smallest actions can have bigger impacts than we realise. It’s true. When I first came across the challenge of giving up plastic for a month back in 2012 (yes, I’m talking about Plastic Free July of course!) I had no idea just how much this decision would change my life. I had no… Continue Reading

An Exciting Announcement! Heading Your Way Soon…

An Exciting Announcement! Heading Your Way Soon…

I’m so excited right now! I’ve been working on a project behind the scenes for what seems like forever (we’re talking almost 12 months) and finally finally finally I can tell you all about it! So here’s the news: I’ve been working on my first eGuide “That’s a Wrap: Practical Tips, Tricks and Inspiration for… Continue Reading

Why Quitting Plastic is an Opportunity

Why Quitting Plastic is an Opportunity

There’s no doubt that plastic harms the environment. From the iconic Chris Jordan pictures of the dead Albatross chicks on Midway Atoll, who died from starvation after mistakenly being fed plastic by their parents, to the countless images of marine life caught in discarded fishing line or other plastic that should never have made it… Continue Reading

My Story: How I Quit the Plastic Habit

My Story: How I Quit the Plastic Habit

As part of the event I spoke at last week organised by Plastic Free July and featuring renowned Australian environmentalist Tim Silverwood, I’ve been asked to talk about my own journey in reducing my plastic consumption. One of my favourite topics! It was a great chance to reflect on how my life has changed in… Continue Reading

A Guide to Reducing Plastic in the Bathroom (Part 2)

A Guide to Reducing Plastic in the Bathroom (Part 2)

In Part 1 of Reducing Plastic in the Bathroom I talked about the basics – simple things you can do to reduce the amount of plastic you consume. Now I’m going to talk about all those other issues that us women have to deal with…hair, makeup, looking good, and that time of the month. Hair… Continue Reading

A Guide to Reducing Plastic in the Bathroom (Part 1)

A Guide to Reducing Plastic in the Bathroom (Part 1)

If food is the most common source of disposable single-use plastic in the house, then bathroom products must be the second. Thing is, they don’t need to be! This two-part guide has tips for how you can reduce plastic packaging in the bathroom, and ditch a lot of dubious synthetic chemicals in the process. In… Continue Reading

A (Surprisingly Easy) Way to Generate Less Waste

A (Surprisingly Easy) Way to Generate Less Waste

On Sunday morning, my husband and I went on a big cycle ride around the river, and stopped at a cafe we’d never been to before for coffee and a snack. We ordered savoury muffins (I am currently a little obsessed with savoury muffins) and they were brought out to us, all toasted and delicious…… Continue Reading

Why Tetra Paks aren’t Green (even though they’re recyclable)

Why Tetra Paks aren’t Green (even though they’re recyclable)

Tetra Paks are the cartons you find in the shops that are used to package milk, juice and various other liquids. You can also find products like chopped tomatoes packaged in this way. These containers allow food to be protected from contamination by bacteria and other microbes, meaning products can sit on the shelf for… Continue Reading