Gladson are running a campaign hoping to increase the “community spirit in 2018” and is encouraging everyone to use sustainable ways of reversing the harm that has already been inflicted on the planet such as eliminating pollution and protecting the marine life.  Small changes to everyday life such as making the most out of recycle bins can be a huge factor in supporting waste reduction. However, it is not solely down to one person to do this, it is everyone’s social responsibility to help tackle this problem. Encouraging children from an early age to act sustainable will help mold their future stance and actions on the matter.

Changing some everyday products such as single use plastic can have a really good impact on the environment and gets the children into good habits for when they leave home and are buying themselves.


Easy ways to go plastic free 3 packs of baby wipes


Mum and You have created wipes that are hypoallergenic and safe for newborn, sensitive and eczema-prone skin, as well as being 100% biodegradable and made using 98% water and zero plastic. They are gentle on your baby’s skin as they are on the environment. You can use them as regularly as you need to, knowing no soapy residue or harsh chemicals will be left behind. Get 20% discount using the code JENNIM&Y20W on any product from their site.


Easy ways to go plastic free. 3 packets of coffee


Coffee and Kin have Nespresso® compatible coffee pods are 100% compostable. Their coffee is also 100% traceable, so they know it’s been ethically sourced from small coffee farms worldwide. They also sell coffee beans and biodegradable pyramid tea bags. They also donate 1p from every capsule and 10p from every bag of beans into their coffee growing communities through the Coffee & Kin Foundation.


easy ways to go plastic free, stainless steel straws

Stainless steel straws are a fab way to reduce plastic, we went to Sea Life centre the other day and one of the comments made in a talk was ‘It’s only one straw…said 8 billion people’, imagine all the plastic straws that are on the planet, most of them needlessly used. Reducing the use of plastic straws not only contributes to good health, but also helps to reduce carbon emissions, health and environmental protection.


easy ways to go plastic free, shampoo bars


Shampoo bars are another way to reduce the plastic bottles, the bars I have been looking at also look a lot more healthy for my hair, they seem to be full of natural ingredients and none of the nasties due to them being handmade. Following from this, we can also go back to using soap bars rather than the plastic pump dispensers and conditioner bars.go plastic free bamboo toothbrushes

Swap plastic toothbrushes for bamboo. If we listen to our dentist, we should be getting a new toothbrush every 3 months which means 4 toothbrushes per person a year are being binned. The bamboo toothbrushes aren’t more expensive either so there’s no excuse not too.reduce waste, use less plastic, reusable sanitary pads in a flowery design

Swapping from plastic coated sanitary pads to reusable sanitary pads, menstrual cup, cloth nappies and wipes can have a huge impact, both on landfill and your purse when you are buying them regularly.


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10 Comments on Easy ways to go plastic free

  1. I have just switched over to those exact reusable sanitary pads, and they’re amazing. Iw as really worried about whether or not they’d perform how I’d want them to but they were great! And now they’re all washed and ready to use next time 🙂

  2. Fabulous ideas here. I’ve already got a steel straw as I hate drinking from icy drinks strawless but I’ll be switching to a bamboo toothbrush next time I have to buy one. Great ideas.

    Katie xoxo

  3. There are some great tips in here – I try to go as plastic free as I can. I always use a re-usable plastic water bottle (as it also helps me try to hit my water intake goal!) and, recently, when going to a festival, I took along an eco pre-packed festival kit which had a metal straw, a bamboo toothbrush etc x

  4. I have just ordered some stainless steel straws, such a good idea as I find wooden / paper ones go all funny

  5. So many fantastic and innovative ways of using less plastic. I have never seen shampoo bars before, just soap bars. Looks great!

  6. I love the metal straws, apparently they were selling them in Asda not long ago but I couldn’t find them. I’m a big fan of biodegradable baby wipes too!

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