There is a lot of talk about compostable packaging and food supplies. Manufacturers often talk about how their packaging composts within 12 weeks. Or how the coffee cup you are using is compostable. What they don’t tell you is their claims are based on commercial composting on an industrial scale. If you think of composting do you picture a big industrial facility or a heap in your back garden? So what is home composting and what is compostable? Home Composting It is simple to do. It can be cheap – it depends on if you build your own compost heap … Continue reading Home Composting and What is Compostable?
DIY Beeswax Wraps Making your own DIY beeswax wraps couldn’t be easier. It is an especially good way of using up old cotton fabric remnants. No special equipment is needed; in fact you can do the process with only three things. Cotton fabric, beeswax and a heat source; either an iron or oven at low heat. Where To Buy Beeswax Ebay and Amazon have a lot of beeswax blocks for sale. You can choose your quantity. I bought my block from Live Moor. It came really quickly and postage is free. Method Measure the pots and pans you usually use … Continue reading DIY Beeswax Wraps At Home
Reusable Drinks Bottles Remember in the 1980’s when you were out with your Mum and when you moaned at being thirsty the answer would be ‘you can have a drink when you get home’. I fell into that trap. The toddler always has a cup of water for him, but in the rush out of the house I would forget about my other two children – and myself. This is why I’m making the change to remembering the reusable drinks bottles. The UK uses 13 billion single use plastic bottles every single year. That’s 13 billion bottles thrown away to … Continue reading Reusable Drinks Bottles A Modern Essential
Eco Friendly with Multiple Children Well three to be precise. You tend to have a lot of stuff with one child. Multiply that up threefold and you have the potential for supplying a country’s worth of plastic just yourself. So how do I try and streamline our life to attempt to minimise our single use plastic consumption? And live trying to be more eco friendly with multiple children. Reusable nappies! I love cloth nappies. I have used the same set on all three of my children. Reusable wipes! My first two children I used home made reusable wipes, I’ve been … Continue reading Trying to be Eco Friendly with Multiple Children
Composting I remember as a child my parents had a compost heap at the bottom of the garden. My Mum would wander down there with the vegetable peelings most days. I don’t remember them using the compost lol but I’m sure they did. Over the last few months I have once again become aware of composting. It is becoming part of my journey into reducing the waste our family uses heading to landfill. The Compost Bin I bought a compost bin from Cardiff Council. You can get them at the Lamby Way recycling depot or tip, if we’re not being … Continue reading My Home Composting Journey
Plastic Free Changes On July 1st I started another #plasticfreejuly. So how is it going? Is it easy? Or am I finding it tough going. These are my plastic free changes. Food packaging. The biggest challenge – sometimes it seems that everything is covered in plastic. Getting some fruit and veg is relatively easy; but the choice isn’t as good and it’s more expensive. Soap. An easy one. Once the usual squirty kids soaps are finished it is all bars for good. Shampoo bars. I bought two from Adam and Eco. I really like them. The kids are suspicious I’m … Continue reading How My Plastic Free Changes Are Going
Sugarcane Tableware… Sell it and Love it When the sugarcane tableware first arrived I thought there had been a mistake. Maybe the company had sent me the wrong boxes. They were a lot more rigid than I expected. But then I didn’t know what a plate or bowl would look or feel like. Made from non-woody sugarcane fibres that are the by-product from the juice extraction process. These five points form my thoughts around my first experiences with compostable plates and bowls. They are so sturdy. Even after 30 minutes spent covered in salad dressing they were rigid enough to … Continue reading 5 Things I Thought About Sugarcane Tableware
#plasticfreejuly You will see that hashtag a lot in July. Maybe you will hear people talking about zero waste and not using being plastic free during July. Currently around 8,000 people have registered to take part. I am one of them. Eco Infinity is doing #plasticfreejuly too. I did it last year on my blog Toy Infinity and it is actually really hard to cut out all plastic. This year I am concentrating on eliminating single use plastics rather than living without plastic. My Challenge No plastic drink bottles. If we’re out and need a drink because we’re not organised enough … Continue reading #plasticfreejuly
Why Sugarcane Tableware? Sugarcane fibres are a natural by-product of extracting the juice from the sugarcane. The waste fibres are usually incinerated but there is an increasing trend to using the fibres to form disposable party supplies. Why do I love sugarcane plates so much? You can home compost! A domestic compost heap doesn’t reach the high temperatures of a commercial system. This means that some substances labelled as compostable won’t compost properly in a domestic compost heap. A good example is biodegradable plastic or PLA. Although clear PLA glasses are biodegradable they will not degrade successfully in your home … Continue reading Why Sugarcane Plates?
Eco Infinity I don’t believe we can actually survive without plastic anymore. Too much of modern life revolves around it. I mean it was a wonderful discovery; lightweight, strong, durable and colourful – what isn’t there to love? I don’t think we could have imagined how much plastic we would make, and how long it would last. Eco Infinity is my website to help make small changes in saying let’s pass on plastic. Eco Friendly Birthday Parties I have three children. Children love birthday parties but if you look at a child’s birthday party what do you see? Fun, an … Continue reading Eco Infinity and a Small Change to Pass on Plastic