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🌱 63 Plastic Free & Reusable Products for Plastic Free July 🌱
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Plastic seems to be everywhere. At times it can feel unavoidable (especially in recent months), despite us all knowing that it takes between 500-1,000 years to break down. And even then, what is left is harmful micro-plastics that pollute our environment, water systems, food chains, oceans and ultimately our bodies. But it IS possible to make swaps. There ARE plastic free alternatives out there. Plastic Free July is a personal challenge that is part of a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans,...
Life After Lockdown: Will The Environment Be Better Off?
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Covid 19 - Humans 0 : Environment 1 Alongside the devastation of the Covid 19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns – sickness, death, loss, isolation, anxiety, depression and economic uncertainty, we have all seen the good news stories of environment recovery. Crystal clear waters in Venice. Turtles hatching from their eggs in peace and successfully making it into the sea in enormous numbers in India, Brazil, Florida and many other places. Dramatic photos of clean air in places which have only known smog for decades have been circulating the internet. Delhi The Himalays Los Angeles And closer to home, Goats...
Plastic Free Packaging from The Contented Company
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Sending you your eco-friendly items totally plastic free is one of our core values at The Contented Company. Whilst no-one can ever be perfect, making the best possible choice available at every decision. And this is what we do, from the moment your order arrives with us, to when it is on its way. 1. Order received It would be great to go totally paperless, but to ensure that each order contains the correct products, I'm afraid I still need to print packing slips. However, the paper we use is (almost always) recycled, recyclable (of course) and un-bleached. And each...
Inspiration for Plastic Free Party Bags
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Back in the Spring, I posted about our 5 Hints & Tips to reduce the Plastic-Footprint of your Party. Our eldest is a Summer baby, so it was time to get back to the (plastic free) drawing board for party bags. I'd love to share what we came up with and provide some inspiration for plastic free party bags for your own parties. Home-made Lavender Eye Pillows. Back towards the end of the Summer, 10YO said we should collect up our lavender heads and make something with them. I suggested lavender eye pillows and she was all over it. After...
Global Climate Strikes: Did you strike?
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Friday 20th September, around the world, people took part in the Global Climate Strikes. Were you there? Did you strike? Did your kids? Did your kids’ schools do anything?Weren’t the scenes of the strikes around the world so inspiring and energising? In particular the picture of the strike @gretathunberg posted happening in Afghanistan. This is, as she says, a globally emergency. And it seemed on Friday that we came together around the world to acknowledge this and lobby politicians and big businesses to do more.Sadly, I wasn’t there. My 7YO was off school ill with a cold. I was gutted. But I...