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
Happy New Year everyone. It’s 2018 and my One Year Zero Plastic challenge is up. It’s been an interesting one and, though not completely zero plastic, it’s been 99% plastic free. This is most of my 2017 accumulated plastic*, which, I have to admit, I will be very glad to put in the recycling bin… Read More The year is up!
Only one more week of work for 2017! Hip Hip Hooray! The days are long, the sun is shining* and the Pohutukawas are in full bloom. If you’re reading this, shivering in the Arctic blast of Winter and thinking ‘oh, for some sun’, you’ve probably also got a little voice in your head say ‘but it doesn’t sound very… Read More Christmas cometh
Hello hello! I am still plodding along on my plastic free journey but have been mired down at work with lots of paperwork so spending more time in my computer blogging has been the last thing on my mind. It’s been an interesting few months here with a new Prime Minister. In the run […]
I have solved my fruit labels problems. Though I had some success earlier in the year finding label free apples at the market, since May I haven’t been able to get these. Given the amount of apples I eat, these labels do add up. Commonsense Organics sell brown paper bags of seasonal fruit ($3.99 each of or… Read More A Mixed Bag
Today I was asked what I’d recommend for freezing food, in particular meat and vegetables rather than using cling film (aka glad wrap) or freezer bags. The simplest response would be that I’d recommend using glass, but when is it ever that simple? So here’s some thoughts and comparisons and I hope it’s helpful. Before… Read More Freezing Food
A look back at the expectations I set at the start of the year and a look forward to the next six months … Read More Looking forward and back