Plastic Challenge

Up to 20 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year. Plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, but never goes away. The Marine Society's Plastic Challenge asks people to avoid all single use plastics for one day, week or month http://www.mcsuk.org/plasticchallenge/ This board has tips and ideas for doing just that....
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Trash is for Tossers: Zero Waste Alternatives: The Ultimate List. Great plastic free blog.

Trash is for Tossers: Zero Waste Alternatives: The Ultimate List. by Lauren Singer - living a completely sustainable, trash-free life.

I'm not entirely convinced that homemade toothpaste is as good for your teeth as Sensodyne! But you can make your own....

Imagine, city living where you don't produce waste. Lauren Singer imagined it, and over the last two years has produced only a mason jar of waste (with the exception of of condoms and feminine hygiene products). As an environmental studies.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent and Rinse Agent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent (Soap) and Rinse Agent

DIY Dishwasher Detergent and Rinse 1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda cup citric acid cup kosher salt (for scrubbing action) Use 1 Tbsp per load. Each batch yields 24 ounces of detergent. For a DIY rinse agent, simply fill the compartment with white vinegar.

Homemade Dishwasher Rinse Aid

Super SIMPLE & NATURAL Dishwasher Rinse Aid

super simple natural homemade dishwasher rinse aid--- our dishwasher always leaves film on the clean dishes, and Jet Dry is expensive!

Switch up the plastic: simple swaps - Hannah Outside

Switch up the plastic: simple swaps

Switch up the plastic: simple swaps - Hannah Outside

I found these on www.plasticisrubbish.com -  apparently the cotton bud features large on the pollution chart. During Beachwatch 2004, they made up 87% of sewage related debris found on our beaches! In 2006 they were the second most common item of litter washed up on our beaches... time for a change to eco-cotton buds I think!

Bamboo Cotton Buds

organic cotton and biodegradable bamboo stick cotton buds are a great alternative to the traditional plastic stick version.

No one wants to see plastic waste messing up our beautiful oceans. This image reposted from @wavestreet_apparel doubled my resolve to do my bit to stop ocean plastic. Help me by asking the big manufacturers & retailers of cotton buds - @superdrugloves #johnsonandjohnson @bootsuk - to use paper sticks in their cotton buds instead of Polypropylene [PP] plastic ones  Please repost / retweet x

No one wants to see plastic waste messing up our beautiful oceans. This image reposted from @wavestreet_apparel doubled my resolve to do my bit to stop ocean plastic. Help me by asking the big manufacturers & retailers of cotton buds - @superdrugloves #johnsonandjohnson @bootsuk - to use paper sticks in their cotton buds instead of Polypropylene [PP] plastic ones Please repost / retweet x

Lush shampoo bars. Plastic free shampoo- result!

Lush solid shampoo - to reduce weight / avoid leakage! Any solid shampoo will be perfect :) each

Twist, Naked Sponges are made of cellulose, not plastic :)

Twist, Naked Sponges, 2 Pack

Twist, Naked Sponges are made of cellulose, not plastic :)

Tea’s up! According to @friends_earth the majority of teabags in the UK contain a very thin layer of polypropylene plastic. Argh! FFS! Plastic is everywhere.  Luckily I love a brew with leaf tea - in a pot or an #infuser - it tastes much better. .  #Earlgrey from @fortnums and #stumpteapot  #uselessplastic #18for18 #18for2018 #leaftea #plasticfree #plasticchallenge

Tea’s up! According to @friends_earth the majority of teabags in the UK contain a very thin layer of polypropylene plastic. Argh! FFS! Plastic is everywhere. Luckily I love a brew with leaf tea - in a pot or an #infuser - it tastes much better. . #Earlgrey from @fortnums and #stumpteapot #uselessplastic #18for18 #18for2018 #leaftea #plasticfree #plasticchallenge

Book about living 'Plastic Free' by Beth Terry.

Do I Look Good in Plastic

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@fete_toothbrush bamboo toothbrushes 💚♻️  Together we CAN make a difference! 🌏💙  #bamboo #togetherwecan #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #sustainable #vegan #smilemore #bambootoothbrush #teeth #biodegradable #zerowaste

@fete_toothbrush bamboo toothbrushes 💚♻️ Together we CAN make a difference! 🌏💙 #bamboo #togetherwecan #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #sustainable #vegan #smilemore #bambootoothbrush #teeth #biodegradable #zerowaste

Most cotton buds have plastic sticks but these have paper ones - and the @ukmuji @muji_global refills are packaged in a paper sleeve :)   The other cotton buds pictured are from #simplygentleorganic and #organycbeauty - both available in healthfood shops.  #plasticfree #plasticfreeliving #18for18 #18for2018 #uselessplastic #plasticchallenge #plasticfreeoceans

Most cotton buds have plastic sticks but these have paper ones - and the @ukmuji @muji_global refills are packaged in a paper sleeve :) The other cotton buds pictured are from #simplygentleorganic and #organycbeauty - both available in healthfood shops. #plasticfree #plasticfreeliving #18for18 #18for2018 #uselessplastic #plasticchallenge #plasticfreeoceans

Since becoming a parent my plastic waste has trebled - with all the nappies and wet wipes...etc etc  I really want to use fewer wet wipes so I’ve been using @cheekywipes and traditional old #muslins - as a great alternative for mucky faces and snotty noses...  Little bin from Muji, muslins from Ikea and flannels from Cheeky Wipes

Since becoming a parent my plastic waste has trebled - with all the nappies and wet wipes...etc etc I really want to use fewer wet wipes so I’ve been using @cheekywipes and traditional old #muslins - as a great alternative for mucky faces and snotty noses... Little bin from Muji, muslins from Ikea and flannels from Cheeky Wipes

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