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 This board has tips and ideas for doing just that....
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It's hard to find yogurt that isn't packaged in single use plastic - but it is possible to make your own - with  the help of Tasy-Yummies' tutorial.

How-to Make Coconut Milk Yogurt

How-to Make Coconut Milk Yogurt // Tasty Yummies--Dairy Free now and missing my yogurt. Almond milk experiment failed so will have to try this.

Trash is for Tossers: Zero Waste Alternatives: The Ultimate List. Great plastic free blog.

The call for zero waste reduces trash and needlessly filling up landfills, but a…

9 Ways to Use Less Plastic

9 easy ways to use less plastic. This means less plastic in our oceans! Here’s an excellent list of 9 easy ways to decrease how much plastic you use in everyday life.

It's hard to find yogurt that isn't packaged in single use plastic - so make your own... How To Make Yogurt at Home — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

How To Make Yogurt at Home

This method is very basic — no special heirloom yogurt cultures or fancy incubating equipment required. You could even make a batch tonight and have homemade yogurt for breakfast by tomorrow morning!

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.

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 Rinse Aid

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

I found these on -  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 are a sustainable alternative to plastic cotton buds, they are compostable & biodegradable. Ideal for makeup application and removal and cleaning small areas. Pack of 200 bamboo cotton buds.