Plastic free Tips

Some simple things that won’t cost the earth & that you can start today to Reduce your use of Plastic. Printable version here

Invest in:

  • A Stainless water bottle
  • Reusable glass coffee cup
  • Reusable Produce bags
  • Reusable Shopping bags
  • Glass food storage containers
  • A Cutlery pouch for food on the go
  • A Stainless lunch box


  • Food from bulk stores
  • Liquid goods like shampoo, cleaning products & olive oil from Bulk food stores
  • Loose Produce
  • Items in glass or cardboard
  • Goods second hand or better yet fix old ones, swap or barter
  • Local


  • All of your used glass jars for storage/freezing later
  • Paper bags
  • Anything that can be reused or repurposed


  • Purchasing anything wrapped in single uses plastic
  • Purchasing liquids in Tetra paks, recycling is expensive & not particularly accessible 
  • Purchasing bottle water, & soft drinks in plastic
  • Using Plastic straws
  • Using Balloons, they end up in turtles tummies
  • Using Glad wrap
  • Putting plastic lids on your takeaway coffee or tea
  • Using Styrofoam cups/takeaway containers


  • Shopping at your local markets
  • Composting, Bokashi or a worm farm
  • Growing your own herbs or veggies
  • Making more of your own food & snacks
  • Sharing & swapping tips with others
  • Check out your local, Sell buy swap, gumtree or barter pages for treasures
  • Taking responsibility for your local area, have a beach walk to pick up some trash

Remember, take it slowly, you want this to be a lifestyle change rather than a passing phase.  Do things in bite sized chunks.  If things are challenging or take loads of time the changes won’t last.  Do things as you feel ready for them.