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Plastic free Friday NO.3


This one’s for the meat lovers out there. It’s virtually impossible to buy meat without some type of packaging, so the idea here is to at least buy the option with the least amount of waste.


For instance, instead of buying four individually packaged packs of mince, rather go to the butchery section of the store and get 1kg of mince in one go. This way you end up with one set of packaging versus 4, and you can separate the meat into smaller amounts at home before you freeze it. It also works out much cheaper, so it’s a win for your pocket and the environment.


Plastic free Friday's tips on using less plastic no 3




Plastic free life .2

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Plastic free Friday NO.2

There’s something about grabbing a “to-go” coffee on my way to work that just makes me feel cool. But actually it’s not cool. Because the coffee lasts for maybe 2mins and then it’s into the bin with the cup and lid.


So from now on, I will either stop, and have my coffee “to-stay”, or I’ll take one of those nifty cups with the silicone lids (those ones from Mr Price) along with me to work. This zero-waste CEO I read about uses a mason jar, which I guess could also work. But maybe you really don’t have time to sit down and maybe you really just need the coffee. Perhaps then, you just take the cup, leave the lid and don’t stir with that silly plastic stick.





Plastic free life .1

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Plastic free Friday NO.1

Between two evils, choose the one that leaves no trace


I first posted “my plastic free life” suggestion on Facebook and people seemed really inspired by it. So I thought I’d create a page for it on my blog, so people can go back to it and pass it along. So if you haven’t seen the Facebook post, here is suggestion NO.1. Now you have an excuse to choose the cone!

Paper cups are often laminated with plastic in order to make it watertight and are therefore not valued as pure paper, making it tough to recycle. And that pretty pink spoon is exactly the stuff you see sticking out in beach sand. Rather choose the cone, you don’t have to eat it (it’s biodegradable).