Yep, it’s a Rugby World Cup year, but that’s not quite what I was thinking about! I’ve just come across this article about how removing plastic packaging on fruit and veg in supermarkets increased sales by 300%. Compare that to this BBC article where a UK supermarket reported food waste doubling when plastic wrapping was… Read More New Zealand versus the World
Plastic free/Zero Waste often means spending more for things. But sometimes when you look at the whole picture, the sums add up differently I used up the very last of my 2016 hair conditioner a few weeks ago and while I’d planned on finding another alternative for fabric conditioner, today I opted just to get… Read More Sums and A Tidy Up
It’s cold, wet and miserable in Wellington this weekend. It feels like we’ve skipped an entire season and hopped straight into Winter. On days like this I really really miss central heating, or an open fire. Here’s my March plastic. I picked up the dose that was doing the rounds in the middle of the… Read More 2019 March recap
My sister sent me this link about Tesco trialling plastic free fruit and veg in two locations. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/25/tesco-begins-plastic-free-trial-for-selection-of-fruit-and-veg While ‘Every little helps’, this sounds like a rather small drop in the ocean to me. And a chance to say ‘customers didn’t like it’. The supermarkets here did something similar around plastic bags and there was… Read More Make your voice heard.
The 15th March 2019 should have been a momentous day about children all over the world standing up with one voice telling us their future matters. Instead, our news is full of the horrendous events in Christchurch yesterday, where so many people lost their lives. The message sent strongly by children everywhere has been heard,… Read More A Dark Day
Being plastic free isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes it just can’t be done and you need to make the best choice out of the options available or do without. Here’s a little example. Plastic free ice cream. Back in 2017 I found the simple solution of buying ice cream scoops in cones. Nice and easy, albeit… Read More Dilemmas
Yep, down here in the Southern Hemisphere, the 1st of March marks the start of Autumn. It certainly felt autumnal enough at the start of the week to start baking again. Over the summer I’ve steered away from turning the oven on for too long as it’s been too hot. Ginger Crunch recipe from Ladies… Read More February Finishes & Summer Stops