#plasticfreejuly – part IV

Plastic Free July ends today. I will admit that I wasn’t as committed towards the end, but nevertheless this month has taught me a lot, has encouraged me to make changes, and has made me think more about all the plastic that surrounds me. It has also made me want to take some action to…

#plasticfreejuly – part III

There’s one week left of Plastic Free July. On the whole it’s gone reasonably well, but there are a few stumbling blocks that keep coming up for me. Firstly, it is very difficult to carry out my Brexit baking project without buying anything plastic wrapped. This goes back to my initial issue of finding dairy products…

#plasticfreejuly – part II

So, I’m a little over a week into Plastic Free July. It hasn’t been as difficult as I expected, although I have had a couple of accidental lapses, and have also found some things difficult to find. On the second day I realised that I’d forgotten to cancel my yogurt order from the milkman, which…

#plasticfreejuly – part I

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about sustainable alternatives I’d started using in order to produce less waste. Since then, there are some more switches that I’ve made, and I thought I’d write about them, as I’m doing Plastic Free July.

Breakfast Biscuits

Whilst I’ve been doing all this Brexit Baking, I’ve also been working on some breakfast biscuits. I eat a lot of ‘breakfast biscuits’, the biscuits you buy that are sandwiched together with chocolate, and make you feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast (something I am thoroughly in support of). But they’re all individually wrapped,…

Becoming More Sustainable

One of my goals for 2017 is to find more sustainable alternatives to the least sustainable things that I use on a regular basis. This generally means things that create waste where it could be avoided. I already buy most of my fruit and vegetables from the market, avoiding plastic there. In the absence of…

On Trying, part II

For the last few years I have made January a full-vegetarian month. This year is no different, and it’s usually about this time that I write something about it. Last year I wrote about how much I hate labelling myself as something based on the food that I choose to eat. And now I feel that…