This month I gave up plastic wrapped
My mate Mr Flighty wrote to me about Easter eggs “I see that Nestle are advertising Aero, KitKat, Rolo and Smarties Easter eggs as having 25 percent less packaging and no plastic.” Thanks for that flight man. x.
I have also seem foil wrapped egges in Tescos – and these
made from cardboard. You can fill them with your own plastic free chocolates. You can buy them from Armitages Garden Center where you can also recycle your plant pots
This is on a need to know basis – you will need to know this when I talk plastic free puds.
Foil can be recycled – see here for what and why
Small pieces need to be scrunched up into a ball so they dont damage the machine… my mate Mrs Average ( her of the Rubbish Diet and how to cut your waste) can tell you all you need to know about balls of foil here for how to collect and then recycle it …
If you are a bit arty you can make a very lovely ball and photo it with posh cars
for mothers day my mum got two ounces of liquorice torpedo’s in a paper bag.
Find more plastic free celebratory aids right here
Inspired to give up plastic? Check these plastic free products sourced as part of our plastic boycott and listed here the >>>A-Z plastic free index
Want to travel plastic free – check out the plastic free backpack.
The other day i was wandering through Tescos – recycling plastic coat hangers (of course) – when I came across the greetings cards.
Many of them were unwrapped ie not in the clear protective plastic packets… which surprised me.
So if you need a plastic free card you could buy them Tescos though these are my preffered options…
Carte Postallegreen cards which can be bought from local card shop in Byrams arcade.
Huddersfields own Dig The Earth- locally made cards in cornstarch, compostable bags.
It is worth checking local newsagents and post offices as they sometimes sell unwrapped cards.
You know some time ago I logged about Twinings and their plastic free tea bags – the box is not wrapped in plastic and bags used to come loose.
So pleased , means I can have biodegradable tea
Well then, feel my horror when I opened the familiar yellow box to be greeted by a plastic crackling and a gold shiny packet.
Argghh… no … wait a minute… un arghh. Its biodegradable and compostable packaging HURRAH.
However they are teabags and Wikipedia claims “Heat-sealed tea bag paper usually has a heat-sealable thermoplastic such as PVC or polypropylene as a component fiber on the inner tea bag surface.” I’m sure Twinings dont do that, and if they do I don’t want to know.
La la la fingers in ears time.
Dont like tanin tea? They also do plastic free fruit teas – see below
Find other plastic free products with the >>>A-Z<<< plastic free index
This one is for Martin. And here’s a film of another deformed turtle – 6 pack plastic holders are responsible here
You think they would know what plastic looked like – lord knows there’s enough of it in our oceans
Yeah and here are some stupid ducks choking on plastic
When the oil runs out so will oil based plastics.
Now while I have problems with oil based plastic, oil running out is not going to be such a great solution.
In fact, even those of you with no imagination whatsoever, can probably forsee it will result in big lifestyle changes.
We are talking more than taking your own bag to the shops.
So thanks to the following groups for thinking and planning ahead
For more green on green action check out Huddersfeild Greens
In the mean time save oil but cutting down on plastic - you can find a range of plastic free products with the >>>A-Z<<< plastic free index
Picture originally uploaded by Bag Monster
Because plastic bags in the ocean resemble jelly fish, and sea turtles eat jelly fish, turtles like this Green Sea Turtle, eat plastic bags that clog up their digestive tract and even kill them. What a way to go! For lots of photos of turtles impacted by plastic bags, go to sea turtles and plastic
Heres a film of a baby turtle eating plastic
Professor Larry Crowder, marine scientist Scientists in Texas examined 473 turtles stranded along the Texas coast between 1983 and 1995. They found ingested plastics in more than half of the turtles sampled. … for more go to turtle bags
For lots more killer plastic / dead animals stats, try this
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