Right here goes...this has been a hot topic on everybody's lips this last few months after drowning in plastic was shown on The BBC and then closely followed by Stacy Dooleys Fashions Dirty Secrets. What can i say!! it is not something we don't already know but after watching you realise the facts and figures are getting alarmingly real and we really do need to up our game in order to save our planet...at least for a little while longer as i think that we have done enough of a job on it to ensure its finality.
So what can we do?.. well for starters you can look at your plastic use in your home namely your bathroom and your kitchen. Swap out shampoo in bottles for shampoo bars the same goes for bottles and tubes of shower gel...ditch it and go back to a good old fashioned bar which have of course had a modern overhaul, i get mine form either Lush or check out the fab range at The Alternative stores in Benton and on-line www.alternatvestores.com all packed full of natural ingredients and fully vegan of course so you are doing your bit for our earth in more ways than one.
Look around your kitchen and check out your recycling to see what you throw away and really think about whether you actually needed it in the first place, think about what you are putting in your trolley in the supermarket...do you really need to buy the ready vac packed broccoli or could you just pop it naked in your basket? check out if there are any zero packaging shops near you so you can stock up on pantry essentials like nuts, flours, seeds etc by the kilo and buy veg boxes from places like Riverford or check to see if your local greengrocers deliver boxes for you i know our local whitley bay grocers Tom Owens does and he has gone back to using paper bags instead of plastic bags... so high five there Tom, rather than use cling film you can get wax covers and silicon stretch over covers too to keep foods fresh in your fridge...in other words every time you have a piece of plastic in your hand think is this necessary? and is there and alternative?
When out shopping or eating in cafes check out there ethos as so many establishments produce so much waste in this world not just plastic but also rubbish in general which also ends up in our seas, the more you do for the earth the better you will feel about the impact you have on this earth and the more it spreads out until it is not even something you think about anymore it is just something that you do. Here at pulp fiction we try to be as eco friendly as possible we..
One great thing about living here at the cast is that we have a fantastic community of people doing their best to save our oceans including Driftwood Life, surfers against sewerage, The sea shepherds and so many more..... check them out and see what you can do to help out within your local community.
Keep an eye out on our events page as we will soon be announcing a night with Driftwood Life for the New Year..challenging you to live for 30 days plastic free, he evening will be to answer questions and get help in areas that you are finding difficult to make that switch as well as meeting like minded folk with fab ideas to swap...kinda like a plastic free self help group Lol.