Category Archives: Plastic Free Living

My Zero Waste Coffee Routine (+ A Giveaway)

My Zero Waste Coffee Routine (+ A Giveaway)

Earlier this year, my old coffee machine finally gave up the ghost. It’s a miracle she lasted as long as she did: given to me second-hand, a bottom-of-the-range model that made surprisingly good coffee and survived almost daily use for seven years. She had a couple of repairs and fixes in her time… …but finally… Continue Reading

Microbeads: Hidden Plastics in Cosmetics (+ What We Can Do About It)

Microbeads: Hidden Plastics in Cosmetics (+ What We Can Do About It)

I thought microbeads were old news. We discovered a few years ago that chemical companies were putting little plastic beads in our toiletries and cosmetics, we got mad about it, we signed petitions and applied pressure to our various governments and microbeads were banned. Job done, right? Apparently not. I’ve put together a guide to… Continue Reading

Plastic-Free Living: 10 Foods I Make From Scratch

Plastic-Free Living: 10 Foods I Make From Scratch

Reducing plastic and living with less waste means ditching the plastic wrap and other single-use packaging, and some foods are hard to come by without packaging. Either that, or they are very expensive to buy plastic-free. As I’ve gone down the path of waste-free living, I’ve tried making various things, mostly for these two reasons.… Continue Reading

Join the War on Plastic with Plastic Free July (+ 3 Ideas for Plastic Free Veterans)

Join the War on Plastic with Plastic Free July (+ 3 Ideas for Plastic Free Veterans)

Another year, another Plastic Free July – and the appetite for living with less plastic is stronger than ever! More and more of us are concerned about plastic pollution and more importantly, determined to do something about plastic use in our own lives. Plastic Free July always swings around at exactly the right time of… Continue Reading

Recipe: How To Make (Plastic Free + Zero Waste) Seed Crackers

Recipe: How To Make (Plastic Free + Zero Waste) Seed Crackers

If there’s one thing that is next to impossible to find without plastic, it’s crackers. Before I went plastic-free, I’d buy packet upon packet of crackers – usually with the plastic tray, then wrapped in plastic and with a final plastic or cardboard outer. Packaging overload! These days I do things very differently. I either… Continue Reading