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

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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 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 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 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


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

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Comments (66)

  • Louise c craney 2 months ago Reply

    By refill cleaning products

  • fiona waterworth 2 months 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 months ago Reply

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

  • Jamie Edwards 2 months 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.

    Tammy Neal 4 weeks ago Reply

    I reuse my plastic bottles and bags x

  • Debbie Burfoot 2 months ago Reply

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

  • Kelly Knowles 2 months 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 months 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 months ago Reply

    We store things in glass jam jars and reuse x

  • Kerry Kilmister 2 months ago Reply

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

  • Claire Nutman 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago Reply

    Make lunches at home and transport in reusables

  • Fiona jk42 2 months 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 months ago Reply

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

  • Laura Pritchard 2 months ago Reply

    Buy tins individually rather than in multi-packs.

  • Kerry Taylor 2 months ago Reply

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

  • Amy Bondoc 2 months 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 months ago Reply

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

  • Abby 2 months ago Reply

    Always carry a reuseable bag wherever you go!

  • Geri Gregg 2 months 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 months 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 months ago Reply

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

  • Carole Nott 2 months ago Reply

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

  • Michael Botterill 2 months ago Reply

    Looks really good

  • Nadia Josephine 2 months ago Reply

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

  • Tina H 2 months ago Reply

    Take a folded resuable bag with you everywhere.

  • Natalie Burgess 2 months ago Reply

    We take a bag for life everywhere

  • Kim Carberry 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago Reply

    Swap to bars of soap

  • Lisa Wilkinson 1 month ago Reply

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

  • Angela Treadway 1 month ago Reply

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

  • Victoria n 1 month ago Reply

    We get milk delivered in reusable glass bottles

  • Jennifer Toal 1 month ago Reply

    Buy loose fruit and veg

  • Sara McClellan 1 month ago Reply

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

  • Jacob Barnard 1 month ago Reply

    Buy Fruit & Vegetables singly without plastic wrappers

  • claire woods 1 month ago Reply

    buy loose fruit, veg. Refill more items like cleaning supplies. Buy food with less plastic.

  • Kate Williams 1 month ago Reply


  • Eileen Hindley 1 month ago Reply

    Use hessian bags

  • Rachel Pitts 1 month ago Reply

    Reusable bags for the supermarket and refillable water bottles

  • Danielle Spencer 1 month ago Reply

    Reuse storage containers and bottles.

  • jennifer turnbull 1 month ago Reply

    Take cloth bags to the supermarket, use refillable water bottles. Buy secondhand goods.

  • Abigail 4 weeks ago Reply

    Buy a good resuable water bottle to carry around.

  • Mrs T 4 weeks ago Reply

    I reuse plastic bags and bottles or use cloth bags when I can. I have also bought some reusable sanitary towels instead of using disposables.

  • Elzbieta Znyk 4 weeks ago Reply

    To reuse things and try to not buy plastic items if it is possible.

  • Cerys 4 weeks ago Reply

    Some supermarkets will now give you discount vouchers if you take plastic bottles there for recycling, some Ryman stationary shops also recycle all plastic stationary.

  • Sheri Darby 4 weeks ago Reply

    I always have a tote bag in my handbag

  • Patricia Barrett 4 weeks ago Reply

    There are lots of plastic alternatives now available for a lot of things, including packaging. Try your best to find them and swap.

  • Emma England 4 weeks ago Reply

    I try my best to never buy single use plastic. I have a reusable shopping bag, water bottle etc.

  • Ross Leech 4 weeks ago Reply

    Grow your own vegetables.

  • Troy Easton 4 weeks ago Reply

    Buy and Use reusable bags for shopping.

  • Natalie Crossan 4 weeks ago Reply

    Growing our own fruit and vegetables 🙂

  • Nikki Hunter-Pike 4 weeks ago Reply

    Learn how to cook from scratch! – I’ve learnt how to make bread, rolls and gnocchi from home so no longer have to buy these products which always come in plastic!

  • Sheila Reeves 4 weeks ago Reply

    Always keep a fold-up reusable bag in my coat so if getting odd bits & pieces when not expecting to go shopping have something to put them in

  • Bronte Stephenson 4 weeks ago Reply

    Always keep your takeaway tupperware! I try not to get takeaways often, but if you end up with 5 plastic containers from the local Chinese, keep them – there are so many uses! Food storage, planting seeds, storing trinkets, weighing out pet food for the week! They are usually dishwasher friendly. 🙂

  • Joanne Boland 4 weeks ago Reply

    Sounds fab, we could all do more to reduce our plastic use

  • Sarah Heath 4 weeks ago Reply

    I always have a spare bag in my handbag, it is so handy to have to avoid buying a bag in the shops.

  • Sheena Read 4 weeks ago Reply

    Only buy items wrapped in plastic if there is no other option available

  • Orange23 4 weeks ago Reply

    Use a reusable plastic bottle, use greengrocers (less plastic packaging than supermarkets) and buy refill bags of hand soap, cleaning products rather than always buying bottles

  • Adrian Bold 4 weeks ago Reply

    I actively try and buy food packaging in reusable or alternative materials to plastic.

  • Sue Carter 4 weeks ago Reply

    I use bar soap and shampoo to save plastic bottles

  • laura stewart 4 weeks ago Reply

    i recycle as much i can

  • Paul Meulen 4 weeks ago Reply

    Avoid supermarkets but go to actual markets.

  • Tracy B 4 weeks ago Reply

    I always carry a fabric reusable bag so I don’t have to use plastic carrier bags, I also buy loose fruit and veg and drink tap water. I’m also planning to buy a sodastream so the family can have fizzy drinks

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