One hugely popular trend is to resell items or ‘pay it forward’. Rather than binning old items, think about reselling or giving them away. There are many great sites to facilitate this like Freecycle, Ziilch or online free/swap Facebook groups. Even consider hosting a good old garage sale!
Plastic wrap, zip lock bags, freezer bags, plasticware. So convenient! A saviour for mums and dads worldwide. But for our planet, a very different story. So, what can you use instead?
Glass jars are fabulous for freezing and storing food. Just make sure you don’t overfill them, or the expansion could break the glass. You can also pour some water over the (frozen) food to create an ice seal, preventing freezer burn. Simply rinse off with warm water before defrosting. Stainless steel latch containers are also fabulous.
Your plastic free journey is a great way to have fun with your family! Growing, cooking and storing food teaches kids a fun range of skills. And, if you don’t have space for your own garden, community gardens are popping up everywhere. The change to a plastic free household may seem overwhelming. Simply start with what’s achievable for you and work from there. Good luck!