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Links

Films & Images
scary movies here documentaries about plastic
dirty pictures galleries of plastic pollution.

Reports
See what plastics doing to world as reported by scientists.

Plastic Free People
Plastic Free Bloggers U.K. based bloggers can be found here 
Here is a list of people blogging about plastic-free the world over.
Campaigns Arts, Media and Education Can be found here

Social Media
Plastic Is Rubbish a fcebook group where folks can share, rant and post about living plastic free. Join us here.
Planet Trash A Facebook gallery of plastic pollution.
Facebook page Plastic Free U.K.library of U.K. plastic free finds we come across
PlasticSrubbish Twitter account
Plastic Is Rubbish Instagram
And I have a Pinterest page

Projects & Partnering 
Projects
The Fair Share Fabric Project  using only my global share of fibres & fabrics.
Homesteading – home-made products
Composting – the only way to deal with trash. Which means all trash should be compostable eading us to
The Campaign For Real Litter
Partnering
Plastic Free July
Waste Less Live More Week
Zero Waste Week

As Seen In
written for and been featured by

Introduction

The best way to make people plastic aware is to show the damage that plastic is doing. Photos of plastic trash polluting the planet and hurting animals illustrate the real effects better than anything. Of course they need to backed up with information about plastic. Case studies about plastic free living show what can be done to tackle the problem. Support groups on social media where plastic free tips can shared are hugely useful in encouraging people to make small changes that all add up. Campaigns are a great way to make an impact and there are some good ones out there.

Films & Images

scary movies here.
dirty pictures
Planet Trash – A page of images showing  plastic pollution the world over plus one of the biggest list of liked anti plastic groups on Facebook.
(You can find a list of the places featured here on the blog).

Reports

See what plastics doing to world over.
Wasting Away how much rubbish do we create globally
Definitions You can find definitions, clarifications and explanations here
Number Crunching – for nasty stats go to  Statistics

Bloggers

Blimey could it be that the battle is over? Not the battle against plastic but the battle to raise awareness. When I started my boycott, Envirowoman was the only anti-plastic voice out there in the blogosphere. The first of the plastic boycotters, she inspired me to change my ways. Now there re hundreds of great plastic free bloggers out there who have done sterling work in promoting a life less plastic. See if you can find one blogging in your country or even town. They will be a fund of local plastic free resources.

U.K. based bloggers can be found here
Here is a list of people blogging about plastic-free the world over.

Campaigns, Arts, Media and Education
Can be found here

Other Useful Links
Plastic Free UK Directory  is a  directory featuring plastic aware people businesses  and campaigns.
Planet Trash – one of the biggest list of liked anti plastic groups on Facebook.

Social Media

Plastic Is Rubbish Facebook group where folks can share, rant and post about living plastic free. A resource for plastic less living.
As the interest in plastic free living grows we need a space to pool resources  – especially in the U.K. where we don’t have bulk stores and finding unpackaged produce is so much harder. It’s great to see people using it to share plastic free info and lifestyle hacks. Join us here.

Plastic Free U.K. a visual library of U.K. plastic free finds we come across

Planet Trash – A page of images showing  plastic pollution the world over plus one of the biggest list of liked anti plastic groups on Facebook.
(You can find a list of the places featured here on the blog).

PlasticSrubbish is our Twitter account

We have just started with Instagram

And have a Pinterest page With loads of plastic free pins.

Projects & Partnering & My Crusades

There is no doubt a plastic free lifestyle leads to all manner of new challenges. Plastic is so ubiquitous you have to question all aspects of your lifestyle; what you wear, what you eat, what you will give up and what you won’t. You a get to develop a whole new skill set. If you want fake tan you have to learn how to make it.
But giving up plastic also makes you question other more political issues. If you give up on plastic how are you going to provide cheap clothing for 7 billion for example? Can we really go back to growing everything we need and mining all our resources? We partner with and support with other projects with similar values to our own

Projects

The Fair Share Fabric Project  using only my global share of fibres & fabrics.
As an experiment I have pledged to use no more than my fair global share of fibres Whats a global share? Currently the global consumption of clothing works out (roughly) at 11.74 kg per person of which 3.8 kg is natural fibres. As I don’t like synthetics I try to stick to 3.8 kg of natural fibres.
Why not just use 11 .74 kg of natural fibres? Fabric production like everything has an environmental impact and carbon footprint, a rather large one actually. I would argue that it is not sustainable for us all to have 11.74 kg of natural fibres a year. This is one of the promoted benefits of plastic, that it takes the pressure off natural resources. Synthetic fabrics mean less land grab to grow cotton. But synthetic fabrics like any other plastic are massively polluting.
So if we cannot produce more, we have to consume less.  This is how the equation works for me:
We cannot exceed current levels of production:
We cannot expect others to want less than we have:
We cannot swamp the market with synthetics:
Therefore I have to live with my global share of natural fibres.
But can it be done? Cautious reply after 2and a half years is yes it can.
Homesteading – home-made products
Composting – the only way to deal with trash. Which means all trash should be compostable eading us to
The Campaign For Real Litter

Gallery – a lot of dirty pictures

Partnering
Plastic Free July
Waste Less Live More Week
Zero Waste Week

As Seen In

I have written for, and been featured in, various publications. You can see them here.

Plastic-free MasterChef – yes from the telly!

Very excited to be featured in a write up on plastic-free catering by the by the Hungry Gecko AKA Jackie Kearney. Plastic free family travel Jackie and family, (husband, Lee ...
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Sew Plasticky Obsessed – guest post

Was delighted and rather flattered when the wonderful Offset Warehouse asked me to guest post. This fantastic company sell organic, fair-trade fabrics, proper cotton on a wooden reel (very hard ...
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Rubbish Diet Guest Post

Was delighted to guest blog for the Rubbish Diet. This great project started as a blog  by Karen Cannard ( also PfreeU.K. member) and is a now a nationwide project. It ...
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Something Brilliant….

Are you doing something fantastic? Want to shout about it? Encourage others to join in? This is the site for you. We’re on a mission to inspire the people of ...
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henpicked

Happy to have a post about going plasticless featured in Henpicked. Henpicked is an online magazine “about sharing the wisdom of women”. Any cheek from you lot and you are ...
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Keep Britain Tidy

Very pleased to have the blog featured up on the Waste Less Live More website . It is up there alongside some really impressive projects. The Waste Less Live More ...
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Newspapers

Guardian So pleased that Plastic is Rubbish  got featured as the Guardians sustainable blog of the week last week.  You can read the interview her Guardian green blogs have put together ...
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Some Super Blogs

Miss Minimalist Ecothrifty I am very honoured to have been featured in some of my favourite blogs including (but not all... I will get round to it!)..... Miss Minimalist I ...
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The Observer Ethical Awards

Last night I had a great time at the Green Oscars....whaoh there, before you get too excited, it was only as a guest - not to get an award! This ...
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Green Parenting

Got a nice write up in Green Parenting this month. Inspiring people who have gone plastic free Polythene Pam and Village Boy, a pair of bloggers from Yorkshire have documented their ...
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Archived

#Plastic picking – where we pick up plastic rubbish where ever we find it

Trash Reduction & minimalism and what to do with your rubbish

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