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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 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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How To Go Plastic Free Review and Giveaway




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  • Louise c craney
    6th February 2020 at 4:17 pm

    By refill cleaning products

  • fiona waterworth
    6th February 2020 at 6:44 pm

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

  • Wiebke Howey
    6th February 2020 at 8:23 pm

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

  • Jamie Edwards
    6th February 2020 at 9:16 pm

    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
      5th March 2020 at 8:39 pm

      I reuse my plastic bottles and bags x

  • Debbie Burfoot
    7th February 2020 at 2:09 pm

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

  • Kelly Knowles
    7th February 2020 at 2:11 pm

    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
    7th February 2020 at 2:22 pm

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

  • Kim Murray
    7th February 2020 at 5:01 pm

    We store things in glass jam jars and reuse x

  • Kerry Kilmister
    7th February 2020 at 5:50 pm

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

  • Claire Nutman
    7th February 2020 at 5:54 pm

    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
    7th February 2020 at 6:05 pm

    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
    7th February 2020 at 7:55 pm

    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
    7th February 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Make lunches at home and transport in reusables

  • Fiona jk42
    7th February 2020 at 11:14 pm

    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
    8th February 2020 at 5:50 am

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

  • Laura Pritchard
    8th February 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Buy tins individually rather than in multi-packs.

  • Kerry Taylor
    8th February 2020 at 9:18 pm

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

  • Amy Bondoc
    9th February 2020 at 7:01 am

    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
    9th February 2020 at 12:05 pm

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

  • Abby
    9th February 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Always carry a reuseable bag wherever you go!

  • Geri Gregg
    9th February 2020 at 6:40 pm

    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
    9th February 2020 at 6:47 pm

    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
    9th February 2020 at 7:43 pm

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

  • Carole Nott
    9th February 2020 at 11:34 pm

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

  • Michael Botterill
    10th February 2020 at 12:39 am

    Looks really good

  • Nadia Josephine
    10th February 2020 at 11:21 am

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

  • Tina H
    11th February 2020 at 8:23 am

    Take a folded resuable bag with you everywhere.

  • Natalie Burgess
    11th February 2020 at 7:23 pm

    We take a bag for life everywhere

  • Kim Carberry
    13th February 2020 at 10:08 pm

    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
    15th February 2020 at 9:09 am

    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
    15th February 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Swap to bars of soap

  • Lisa Wilkinson
    16th February 2020 at 1:54 pm

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

  • Angela Treadway
    16th February 2020 at 8:50 pm

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

  • Victoria n
    17th February 2020 at 1:58 pm

    We get milk delivered in reusable glass bottles

  • Jennifer Toal
    17th February 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Buy loose fruit and veg

  • Sara McClellan
    20th February 2020 at 2:41 am

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

  • Jacob Barnard
    21st February 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Buy Fruit & Vegetables singly without plastic wrappers

  • claire woods
    23rd February 2020 at 6:49 pm

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

  • Kate Williams
    23rd February 2020 at 8:54 pm


  • Eileen Hindley
    24th February 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Use hessian bags

  • Rachel Pitts
    27th February 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Reusable bags for the supermarket and refillable water bottles

  • Danielle Spencer
    29th February 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Reuse storage containers and bottles.

  • jennifer turnbull
    1st March 2020 at 9:45 pm

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

  • Abigail
    2nd March 2020 at 9:14 am

    Buy a good resuable water bottle to carry around.

  • Mrs T
    2nd March 2020 at 1:23 pm

    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
    3rd March 2020 at 7:26 am

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

  • Cerys
    3rd March 2020 at 2:29 pm

    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
    3rd March 2020 at 6:58 pm

    I always have a tote bag in my handbag

  • Patricia Barrett
    4th March 2020 at 12:50 am

    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
    4th March 2020 at 2:04 pm

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

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