and raw materials for making plastic-free products

PLASTIC SPOILER

Some of the below  will come plastic packaged. As I get huge amounts cream out of one small bag of ingredients so I consider it a worthwhile compromise. It still represents a huge decrease in plastic consumption.

Fatty Acids – Oils, Butters & Waxes

Fossil fuel oil is slippery is very versatile. As well being the base for most plastics and driving our cars ...
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Essential Oils

Essential oils have gone from being an obscure aspect of botany to an all round marketing  ‘good thing’.  Almost every ...
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Natural fabrics explored

The more I sew the more I realise all fabrics are not the same - even if they go under ...
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Which fabric….

In April I am going to be trawling through my wardrobe, ( such as it is). here is some background ...
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Natural Fibres & Bristles

A  guide to natural and biodegradable fibres that are safe to compost and can be  washed without shedding tiny plastic microfibres ...
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Glass

Things to consider when choosing glass packaging as oppose to plastic What is glass  Glass is made from sand, soda ...
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Vinegar

Vinegar is great. You can use it for all kinds of things and is almost plastic free to buy. Vinegar is ...
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Bicarbonate Of Soda

This one product can replace hundreds of plastic bottles on your shelves. It does biodegrade. However there are issues about ...
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Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed (Brassica Napus) or rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapaseed is the bright yellow flowering plant grown in swathes all over ...
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Palm Oil

While I was in Malaysia I got to see some orangutangs. Most of them were in the rehabilitation center which ...
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See how to make all kinds of plastic-free food, clothes makeup and other stuff 

Other basic products that can help you live plastic free and information about them can be found here…. – useful to know tag.

 

 

 

BLOG STATS As of 01.29.2017 onward have been counting the number people who have read each post. WHY CUT PLASTIC About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items. Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.

2 thoughts on “About The Alternatives

  1. Re : sun lotions : Micro fine Titanium dioxide for so called sun blockers – imagine what effect on your skin Titanium has.
    Best to use pure sheabutter. I have been using it for decades, is available, pure, and has 4 (four) different Vitamins E (Alpha, Beta, Gama, Delta Tocopheryls) plus Vitamin K protects your skin like noone else does. We get it straight from the growers in natural form.

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