How can I have a plastic free-lunch?

With many of us back to the office, studies and back to travelling it can be easy to seem like the most convenient lunch option is an old faithful supermarket meal deal, or our favourite take-away spot. But having a plastic free lunch may be easier than you think. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming,Continue reading “How can I have a plastic free-lunch?”

What is the plastic free alternative to sandwich bags?

Have you been wondering how you can cut down on plastic in your lunch and picnic routine? Try swapping plastic wrapping for these reusable organic sandwich and snack bags. In the far distant past, I used cling film to wrap my lunch sandwiches. When I found out that toxins may be released into food from plastics, cling filmContinue reading “What is the plastic free alternative to sandwich bags?”

How can I reduce plastic food packaging waste?

I recently ran a workshop in my day job on reducing waste and being more sustainable at home. The one thing most people wanted to reduce was plastic food packaging. One way to do this is to find a local greengrocers where you can pick up loose fruit and veg.  Across Scotland around 130kg of packagingContinue reading “How can I reduce plastic food packaging waste?”

How can I reduce food packaging waste at Christmas?

We love food in this house. We spend a lot of time talking about, thinking about and consuming food! And I am very much looking forward to a lovely meal with some of our extended family after such a long separation. But… (You knew there was going to be a but didn’t you?) Christmas isContinue reading “How can I reduce food packaging waste at Christmas?”

War on Plastic

I was really pleased last week to see that the BBC had produced another episode of War on Plastic, with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani. I found the programme both encouraging and depressing. It is frustrating that big corporations and governments seem so slow to make changes. And yet positive change was demonstrated. It showed thatContinue reading “War on Plastic”

How can I picnic plastic free and keep beauty spots free of litter?

With the relaxation of the COVID 19 lockdown rules, it has been so lovely to be able to meet up with friends and family in open spaces and have a picnic lunch together. But it has also made me so sad to see the recent reports of litter left on beaches and beauty spots. There’s two things goingContinue reading “How can I picnic plastic free and keep beauty spots free of litter?”

How can I reduce single-use plastic during Lockdown?

The Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed all our lives. If you’ve taken this time to reflect on your lifestyle and want to make some changes to your behaviour, embarking on a journey to reduce single use plastic is a great idea. And what better way to start your journey than by kicking the single use plastic bottle habit.  ForContinue reading “How can I reduce single-use plastic during Lockdown?”