On Thursday night I was feeling pretty deflated. I’d been invited to the gala opening event of the Resene Architectural and Design Film Festival and when I arrived (running late from another event) I was told that my ticket into the film was a plastic pot of M&Ms. I declined to take one and explained… Read More It’s not always plain sailing
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
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
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
I’m getting to the end of my dishwashing liquid, washing powder and conditioner but they’re not done yet so no updates there. In the meantime here are some other things that I’m using/doing to avoid plastic 1 Beeswax wraps These are a great substitute for cling film (glad wrap). They are basically thin cotton coated… Read More Bits and Pieces
Two months in already. Tomorrow is officially the first day of Autumn, even if it does feel like Summer has just arrived. It’s also, somewhat weirdly, the start of Lent. Because Easter is so symbolic of Spring, it feels odd celebrating it as the days get shorter. Back to February Total plastic: Labels from… Read More Two Month Overview