Plastic Recycling Symbols

Have you ever looked at a plastic bottle and seen a triangle with number? Ever wondered what they mean? Although, it would be better to try to avoid using plastic altogether, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a little guide to help. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). What is it used for?Continue reading “Plastic Recycling Symbols”

Plastic in tea bags

Us Brits are tea-lovers. We love our tea; we have it with cakes, biscuits, toast and we can even go to expensive shops to have luxury ‘afternoon tea experience’. When we’re sad we have a cuppa, when we are happy we have a cuppa, when we go to a friend’s house, guess what…we have aContinue reading “Plastic in tea bags”

My Local Zero Waste Shop

Last year, I found out there was a local zero waste shop in my town called Bare Bazaar and I was really excited about it. Since then, I had purchased some bits like a safety razor from them, ditching my plastic razor forever and made enquiries about refilling handwash containers, hair shampoo and packaging freeContinue reading “My Local Zero Waste Shop”

Things I No Longer Buy

Over the past year, I’ve become more aware of my carbon footprint which has made me make some changes in my life. The things we buy have a carbon footprint; production, transport etc so I’ve stopped buying certain items I realised I personally didn’t need anymore Plastic Bottles I’ve actively refuse to buy drinks inContinue reading “Things I No Longer Buy”

What I did for Plastic Free July 2020

On the run up to July 2020, I started noticing the hashtag #PlasticFreeJuly. For someone who has been making changes in an effort to reduce plastic use, I am embarrassed to admit I had never heard of them before. Based in Australia, Plastic Free July started in 2011 and have an amazing website offering aContinue reading “What I did for Plastic Free July 2020”

Are we really killing the planet?

Before you start attacking me, just hear me out. Due to human activity, we are accelerating climate change, I believe this to be true. Global warming has occurred in Earth’s history, the difference is that we, humans, are accelerating it. But I began looking at it differently since I started studying for an BSc inContinue reading “Are we really killing the planet?”

How Long Does Plastic Last?

I recently saw pictures on the news of all the litter left on some UK beaches after a week long heatwave…during a pandemic! I, along with many other people, were dismayed and disgusted at the mess left behind by a lot of the beach visitors. I could only describe it as a sea of plasticContinue reading “How Long Does Plastic Last?”