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Sustainable Living in 2023 | Part 3

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Sustainable Living in 2023 | Part 3 - Shop NO Plastic

This blog aims to provide a little inspiration on how you can minimise your impact on the environment, adopt a more sustainable lifestyle and maybe even save a few pennies in the process.   Start good habits young and protect your child from the nasty chemicals hiding in typical baby products!  The Sustainable Baby For many, the environmental impact of items purchased for the baby is not the top priority when a small human shows up in their house. Cost is frequently the number one concern for young families and single parents in particular. With that in mind it’s worth noting that...

Sustainable Living in 2023 | Part 1

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Sustainable Living in 2023 | Part 1 - Shop NO Plastic

Sustainable living means to understand how our lifestyle choices impact the world around us and finding ways to live in harmony. This blog aims to provide a little inspiration on how you can minimise your impact on the environment, adopt a more sustainable lifestyle and maybe even save a few pennies in the process.   Sustainable living around the home Save energy By turning down the heating by one degree could save a household as much as £85 per annum according to a Which Consumer Report. Instead, put on an extra layer of clothing, hug a pet or loved one, or fill a hot...

10 Earth Day Activities and Ideas

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10 Earth Day Activities and Ideas - Shop NO Plastic

Celebrate Earth Day by appreciating and respecting the natural world. Here are some ideas for your garden to inspire you! Recycle and repurpose! Gardening needn’t be expensive. See ideas on recycling and repurposing garden items to make something out of nothing—and save money!  Reduce plastic dependency: Plastic permeates every aspect of our lives, including the garden. But as the world wakes up to its addiction, just how easy is it to ditch plastic while growing and storing more of our own food? See our ideas on how to garden without plastic. Don’t forget to recycle what plastic you can. See a Plastics Recycling Chart. And also, know what’s in...

A Quick Guide to Sustainability and Why It's So Important

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A Quick Guide to Sustainability and Why It's So Important - Shop NO Plastic

What is Sustainability? Sustainability is the practice of living within the carrying capacity of Earth's natural resources, especially by not consuming more than what the environment can provide. It is a concept that has been around for many years and continues to grow in importance as people continue to consume and pollute at unsustainable rates. The idea of sustainability is often associated with environmentalism, but it also includes economic development, fair trade, social justice and peace. What the Impact of Humans on the Environment is and How It Affects Us Humans have been in the process of changing the environment...

Everything You Need To Know About Natural Deodorants (FAQs)

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Everything You Need To Know About Natural Deodorants (FAQs) - Shop NO Plastic

Why You Should Consider Switching To Natural Deodorants There are many reasons why you should consider switching to natural deodorants. Firstly and most importantly, they are healthier for your body. Most of the ingredients found in conventional deodorants have been linked to a variety of health problems, including breast cancer. Natural deodorants have no chemicals, artificial fragrances, or preservatives and are often made with organic ingredients. This means that they are safer for your skin and will not irritate it like many conventional brands can do. The second reason is that they last longer than the products found in shops today....

The EcoEgg, a Sustainable Eco-Friendly Alternative to Traditional Laundry Products

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The EcoEgg, a Sustainable Eco-Friendly Alternative to Traditional Laundry Products - Shop NO Plastic

What is EcoEgg? The laundry egg is an innovative and unique laundry washing system that uses two types of mineral pellets (white and grey), encased in a recyclable egg, to thoroughly clean clothes. White mineral pellets: Made up of biodegradable surfactants, stabilizers, builders, and binders. It's these pellets that do most of the actual cleaning. Grey mineral pellets (tourmaline): Help to soften the laundry.  The grey tourmaline pellets naturally ionise the water. Together, the pellets work to clean your laundry for optimum results. In addition, the physical mechanics of the egg case are also a factor that aids in removing dirt from clothes, much...

What to do with your unwanted Christmas presents

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What to do with your unwanted Christmas presents - Shop NO Plastic

My biggest foe par was purchasing a bread maker for my husband for Christmas.  That was over 10 years ago and I can still remember the expression on his face.  It's been a standing joke ever since. Thankfully I had the receipt and was able to return it to the store for a full refund.  So what can you do with your unwanted Christmas presents? 1. Return or exchange your gifts If there is a gift receipt in with the parcel, then you should be able to exchange the product.  Unfortunately a refund would normally go back on the buyers card...

Can you recycle wrapping paper?

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Wrapping paper is tough to recycle thanks to the glitter, shiny foils and shimmery add-ons, as well as layers of sticky tape and ribbons.  Low quality paper may also be rejected by local council waste schemes.  You can safely recycle brown paper - even if it's printed. 

How do I reduce my carbon footprint?

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How do I reduce my carbon footprint? - Shop NO Plastic

This is a question I am often asked and with COP26 still in the forefront of our minds, I have put together 10 handy tips on how you can make some easy changes and reduce your carbon footprint.1. Do a waste audit It is vital that we reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.  Refuse what you don’t want, reduce what you need, reuse as much as possible, recycle consciously, and rot whatever you can’t.   Check out this easy to do guide on how to do a waste audit for your home.  2. Reduce shower time Studies...

Why switch to a bamboo toothbrush?

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Why switch to a bamboo toothbrush? - Shop NO Plastic

Did you know that 99% of all toothbrushes are made from plastic?  And every year globally, we bin over 3.5 billion plastic toothbrushes. These end up in landfill or the ocean, polluting the planet and posing a risk to marine life.  Why bamboo? Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on Earth. It's been recorded that the Chinese moso bamboo can grow almost a metre in a day. Bamboo grows in dense forests where little light reaches the ground and there is strong evolutionary pressure to reach the sunlight. It’s good for our environment Made from natural bamboo wood, the handle is 100% biodegradable....

What are dryer balls and do they work?

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What are dryer balls and do they work? - Shop NO Plastic

Save time, energy, and money Dryer balls are small balls that you put in your dryer with clothes used as an alternative to fabric softener, reducing static electricity or softening clothing, or to accelerate the drying process.  WHY ARE THEY SO ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY? Can shorten dryer time by up to 25% (depending on the load) Environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, chemical free and fragrance free Reusable, safe and biodegradable Makes sheets and towels fluffier, less balling and twisting WHAT ARE THEY MADE FROM? Dryer balls are typically manufactured out of wool, rubber or plastic.  Our balls are made of 100% natural wool, our...

Laundry Detergent Sheets

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Laundry Detergent Sheets - Shop NO Plastic
Laundry Detergent Sheets are a zero waste alternative to traditional liquid, powder or detergent pods, without the chemical or environmental footprint. Sheets include all the necessary cleaning ingredients to banish dirt and grime in a dissolvable and biodegradable resin that you simply add to your usual wash.

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