Going plastic free

Let’s talk plastic

Hey all

So I know I was meant to be giving you the top 5 products to buy for potty training and I will but I have been distracted by the #waronplastic program on BBC1 last night.

I mean oh my goodness.  There I was thinking we were doing a great thing by recycling when I had no idea where all the recycled stuff was going and that actually lots of it was not actually being recycled.  Its just madness.

I have always just thought, well what difference can I make?  I am one person in a huge world BUT after watching this program I am now convinced that if everyone in the UK were to do their bit we really could make a difference.

Yes, the supermarkets/government, etc need to do more, of course, they do but the reality is they will not change things any time soon.  Let’s face it there are people making big money from selling all this plastic waste.

So it got me thinking, I was shocked at how much it costs to buy loose fruit and veg from the supermarket and I totally understand that given the choice most families in the UK will choose the least expensive option, including me because quite frankly we just cannot afford it.  However, I do think we can all look a little harder and even just make one change? You do not need to change everything all at once.  That would just be crazy.

So without really thinking this through haha me and the hubby woke up this morning and decided to try and make our family as plastic free as possible.  I have a feeling it is going to be harder than it sounds though.  I did read somewhere though that we should be proud and happy with what we are doing and not beat ourselves up about what we are not. So, therefore, we will celebrate the wins where we get rid of plastic but we will be realistic at the same time as we are a super busy family of 5 and well going totally plastic-free seems like a very hard task.

So as I go through this crazy journey of plastic free I will blog about it and post pics on Instagram.  I am going to be totally honest right now and say that we will make mistakes and we will discover things we had no idea about but that’s the fun of it, right?

So I will see you all soon with our first installment of going plastic free.  We are starting with milk!

see you soon x

sam xx