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How To Go Plastic Free Review and Giveaway

How To Go Plastic Free Review and Giveaway

Last week I posted a lovely review about How To Go Waste free.  So it only seems to follow that to reduce that waste we should look at reducing how much plastic we use.

I have been reading another great book How To Go Plastic Free, about how you can reduce your plastic usage and in turn reduce your waste.

About How To Go Plastic Free

how to go plastc free

How to go Plastic Free looks at how plastic is harming our environment, and although we do know this.  The book looks at ways that we can implement this into our daily lives. Starting with an introduction on how we can help in our daily lives.

Like How To Go Waste Free, the book offers 100 tips on how to exceed.  By breaking it down and realising Rome was not built-in a day.  Taking small steps you can start to reduce your plastic an in turn save your environment.

Below we look at a few of the sections of the book.

3&4

#3 Get Support – Look online for local forums and groups that offer help and information and where you can buy plastic free produce

#4 Start Campaigning – As well as changing at home, there are also various campaigns you can join

Eating and Drinking

6&7

#6 Switch To Reusable Shopping Bags – There are so many options now such as bag for life which are stronger than normal plastic bags.  Or like me when doing a big shop I use trolley bags which come in two sizes depending on trolley size you use.

#7 Sell Back Old Plastic Bags – If you shop online sometimes you can not choose the option of no bags, but companies such as Ocado do deliver in plastic bags but also take away old plastic bags and will give you 5p each bag.

16&17

#16 Buy Non-Perishables In Bulk – buying non-perishables in bulk not only cuts down on packaging but also works out cheaper

#17 Try Larger Supermarkets – larger supermarkets often stock bigger quantities of products so buying items like grains or rice  will reduce plastic packaging and saves on the bank balance as well

These are just a few snippets from the book which is full of great ideas on how you can do your bit and reduce your plastic use.

You can purchase How To Go Plastic Free on Amazon or Hive

Giveaway

If you would like to see how you can reduce your plastic.  I have been given 5 copies to giveaway.  See below on how to enter.

Win A Copy Of How To Go Plastic Free Book

Have you seen my other giveaways

How To Go Waste Free

Glo32 Teeth Whitening Kit

Yumi Nutrition

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Calypso Sun Protection Bundle

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Comments (37)

  • Louise c craney 2 weeks ago Reply

    By refill cleaning products

  • fiona waterworth 2 weeks ago Reply

    I buy from greengrocers ad bakers which cuts down packaging and I buy online from supermarkets who dont provide bags

  • Wiebke Howey 2 weeks ago Reply

    I get milk delivered in bottles and buy loose fruit and veg.

  • Jamie Edwards 2 weeks ago Reply

    I shop a lot at my local health food store that allows me to refill basic things like pastas rices and even top up for my laundry and cleaning products.

  • Debbie Burfoot 2 weeks ago Reply

    We use a pop up shop which you take your own jars to refill such as spices, cereals etc

  • Kelly Knowles 2 weeks ago Reply

    Our main way we are reducing plastic is by getting our four children to think first, think about what they buy, look at items and think, we buy lose fruit and vegetables nows, never buy bin bags, but use plastic waste such as toilet roll bags, or post bags. We use reusable wraps instead of cling film for pack up. Hopefully our children will follow this trend on.

  • Helen Thurston 2 weeks ago Reply

    I use my local refill shop for things like shampoo, conditioner, laundry liquid,etc and re-use the existing bottles.

  • Kim Murray 2 weeks ago Reply

    We store things in glass jam jars and reuse x

  • Kerry Kilmister 2 weeks ago Reply

    I take my own shopping bags to stores with me, so that I am not buying plastic bags

  • Claire Nutman 2 weeks ago Reply

    I bake banana bread with old bananas, and veg going off i cook up or roast it, basically learn to cook with ingredients so as not to bin food….

  • Georgina Jacobs 2 weeks ago Reply

    Using steel waterbottle and lunchbox, still use my milkman & buying packaging free from local farm shop. Great reading articles as you always pick up other tips and ideas thanks

  • Karen Richards 2 weeks ago Reply

    I use a reusable water bottle, always take my own bags when going shopping and buy loose fruit and veg and never put them in a plastic bag.

  • Danika Lloyd 2 weeks ago Reply

    Make lunches at home and transport in reusables

  • Fiona jk42 2 weeks ago Reply

    We buy most of our cleaning products in large jugs and decant into spray bottles. We also buy our fruit and veg from our local greengrocer who sells things loose or in paper bags.

  • Solange 2 weeks ago Reply

    Carry a reusable coffee cup or flask and stop using plastic straws, even in restaurants.

  • Laura Pritchard 2 weeks ago Reply

    Buy tins individually rather than in multi-packs.

  • Kerry Taylor 2 weeks ago Reply

    I started using reusable sanitary towels, and I actually prefer wearing them.

  • Amy Bondoc 2 weeks ago Reply

    I use my local refill shop for rice setc use solid bars and d
    re use platic packagaing from food in arts and crafts!

  • Rich Tyler 2 weeks ago Reply

    We re-use bags and bottles (for art bits)

  • Abby 2 weeks ago Reply

    Always carry a reuseable bag wherever you go!

  • Geri Gregg 2 weeks ago Reply

    Looks like a fantastic read. I’d love to educate myself more on how to go plastic free. These tips I can then pass on to my son and other family members x

  • Yasmin0147 2 weeks ago Reply

    My tip is to use refillable jars and to not buy anything with single use plastics (which is far harder than it sounds)

  • Andrea Fletcher 2 weeks ago Reply

    We grow our own fruit and veg and have milk delivered by our local milkman.

  • Carole Nott 2 weeks ago Reply

    I buy all my fruit and veg loose in the supermarket instead of using plastic bags

  • Michael Botterill 2 weeks ago Reply

    Looks really good

  • Nadia Josephine 2 weeks ago Reply

    I try to avoid buying vegetables with needless packaging! I hate when cucumbers are covered in plastic!

  • Tina H 2 weeks ago Reply

    Take a folded resuable bag with you everywhere.

  • Natalie Burgess 2 weeks ago Reply

    We take a bag for life everywhere

  • Kim Carberry 1 week ago Reply

    We use bags for life instead of buying plastic one’s and take drinks out with us reusable bottles instead of buying plastic one’s x

  • Ruth Harwood 1 week ago Reply

    reusable carrier bags, recycling all bottles, trying to buy boxes of washing powder and not tubs, larger bottles of washing up liquid and the like so they need less replacing xx

  • Kate Sharman 7 days ago Reply

    Swap to bars of soap

  • Lisa Wilkinson 6 days ago Reply

    I’ve bought reusable bags to take to the supermarket to put fruit and veg in

  • Angela Treadway 6 days ago Reply

    if you have to use plastic re use and recycle as much as you can x

  • Victoria n 5 days ago Reply

    We get milk delivered in reusable glass bottles

  • Jennifer Toal 5 days ago Reply

    Buy loose fruit and veg

  • Sara McClellan 3 days ago Reply

    Trying to drink more tap water and less squash from plastic bottles!

  • Jacob Barnard 1 day ago Reply

    Buy Fruit & Vegetables singly without plastic wrappers

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