I want to push my boundaries, and really test how far I've come in a year. I've learnt so much since opening Plentiful, and with the new products I have such amazing access to plastic free alternatives - if I can't do it, how can I expect others to? I'm really excited to see just how little waste myself and my housemates at Cronkshaw Fold Farm can make.
Bin for four people - switching to a 3l glass jar for July! Eek
Despite owning a plastic free shop I'm not 100% zero waste. I do produce very little plastic now, my whole bathroom routine is plastic free, I make my own plant mylk, cook as much from scratch as I can, carry reusables around with me (or just say no to a coffee etc if I don't have my cup.) I'm very very aware, and will only buy plastic with no other option. I'll refuse it wherever I go and ask businesses to reconsider.
Our take on a typical Plentiful customer cupboard - mix matched too!
- vegan cheese
- contact lenses
- hidden plastic specific purchases (my latest: a tent repair kit)
- vegan cheese recipes! Instagram followers sent lots of new recipes through, and if I'm not convinced, I'll find the perfect plastic free vegan cheese company!
Almond mozzarella cheese - yes please!
I think it's important for every person on earth to take part of the responsibility of maintaining our home. As someone who's studied and will continue to study the natural world and all of its inhabitants, it has become increasingly alarming just how much of an impact we're having.
Meet Kala, she's at Plentiful 2 or 3 days a week!
I do shop/refill at Plentiful and pick plastic free wherever I reasonably can. My current levels of plastic mostly now centre around food, as someone who is meat free it can be hard to find alternatives that do not come in plastic packaging, that are also quick and convenient. This I think will be my main struggle throughout the month, but something I'm determined to cut down on even more.
Kala's take on a typical Plentiful customer cupboard - a mix of filled up jars!
Kala's current bin set up for Greater Manchester recycling - how empty will it be?
- bread bags
- quorn bags
- butter tubs
- plant milk cartons
- plastic with internet orders
I'm going to try and make my own bread instead of buying it.