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My top 5 tips for plastic free kindy and school

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My top 5 tips for plastic free kindy and school

As a mother myself, I am passionate about plastic free and waste-free lunches. These are my top 5 tips to send the kids off to school plastic free, eliminating toxins from their food and drink.

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My top 5 tips to living a life without plastic

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My top 5 tips to living a life without plastic

  To change our beliefs we first need to understand the why?       We all know that plastic is no good for the environment but many of us avoid thinking about the actual truths as it seems like too big of a problem. Plastics have a very short life with us but stick around for a long time. Our landfills and sadly our oceans are becoming plastic minefield’s. Plastic products have a massive carbon footprint and are produced using large amounts of fossil fuels. Plastic pollution is having disastrous effects on our wildlife and environment. If you are still not...

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Travel Mad Mum's perspective on Plastic Free Travel

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Travel Mad Mum's perspective on Plastic Free Travel

Isn’t it crazy that I only became aware of the concerns surrounding plastic when I became a mother? Shopping in the baby section, I kept seeing the term ‘BPA’ free. What did it mean? I learnt it was a chemical found in plastic that can affect babies. There was very little education about what it meant and there was no real in-depth explanation. I didn’t think too much more about it until I met my mummy friend Cindy AKA Earth Mama. She was so incredibly passionate about plastic-free living, and taught me so much about how plastic can cause all...

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Did you know that you can recycle your Soft Plastics?

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Did you know that you can recycle your Soft Plastics?

Did you know that you can recycle your SOFT PLASTICS? Last year Kiwis dropped off 365 Tonnes of soft plastics for recycling. That's a massive 91 Million bags!     This has been a game changer for me on my own journey to reduce our household waste.   I now keep a reusable shopping bag in the kitchen and all the soft plastics that would have ended up in our rubbish bin, now go in there. You will be so surprised how quickly this bag fills up with soft plastics.       When packaging your child's lunchbox, pop the wrappers...

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Tips for Trash Free Travelling in the Tropics

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Tips for Trash Free Travelling in the Tropics

We had been living in Rarotonga just a week when a moment occurred that has stuck with me since. Sadly, not for a good reason. This same thing has happened again over the last nine months of living here. While enjoying the peace and sunshine at a beautiful beach in the south of Rarotonga, I noticed a wee scuttle not far from me. On closer inspection, I realised what I was looking at was a crab. Problem is, this little crab had decided to take up permanent residence in a clear plastic water bottle lid. The second time I saw this was...

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