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3 Zero Waste Issues that may surprise you - Tip No3 for a Waste Free 2019

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Did you know that chewing gum contains plastic?! I was rather shocked myself. Are you someone who likes gum? You may want to change this habit.

So traditionally chewing gum what made with chicle which is a natural gum that is made from tree sap. These days however most gum manufacturers have replaced chicle with polyethylene and polyvinyl acetate. Disgusting right?

3 steps to a Waste Free Easter! – Tip No2 for a Waste Free 2019

3 steps to a Waste Free Easter! – Tip No2 for a Waste Free 2019
with all that SWEETness often also comes much mess and unfortunately much waste! Most holidays create an incredible amount of waste and an attitude of consumerism that I detest. So with Easter only 2 days away I’d like to share some last minute tips on how to make this Holiday a bit more Waste Free and a bit more Planet Friendly.

The No1. thing you need to improve your Bulk Food Shopping Experience

The No1. thing you need to improve your Bulk Food Shopping Experience

Surely paper is far better than all the plastic packaging out there. We can recycle the paper bags, we can even compost them, so how is this new trend in any form harmful for the environment?!

Here are a few short facts on paper bags;

  • It takes almost 4 times as much energy to manufacture a paper bag as a plastic bag
  • The manufacturing of paper bags requires 20 times as much water as a plastic bag

12 MONTHS TO WASTE FREE - 1 TIP EVERY MONTH TO BE WASTE FREE BY 2020

12 MONTHS TO WASTE FREE - 1 TIP EVERY MONTH TO BE WASTE FREE BY 2020
12 Steps to Waste Free – Join Our Blog – Get 12 Tips, one a month all year – True Change happens slowly and in small steps. It’s hard to change all at once so find small ways to change and let them integrate into your life throughout the year.

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Waste

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Waste

4) Practice awareness for every purchase

Next time you go shopping try to pay real attention to what you buy. Question the manufacturers packaging methods; is it necessary? Did they use excessive packaging? Can it be recycled? If you feel that the manufacturer did use excessive packaging ask yourself if you really need this product ~ is there something else you could buy instead that would be a better option?

Create your own Reusable Kit

Create your own Reusable Kit

One of the advantages is that we always have a big lockable space on wheels in which we can store items we may need throughout the day.

When it comes to reusable items to reduce our waste I most often hear 'but I never remember to bring it with me'; so why not create your own Reusable kit which you always stash in a big bag or tub in the boot of your car. 

MY LAST BAG - The Reusable Bag for Bulk Food Shopping

My Last Bag Founder
Back then when My Last Bag was merely an idea I somehow believed I was just going to make a simple bag. Little did I realise that the research and development that went into this project was not going to be as simple as the final product. Here are some highlights from my 12 month journey into fabrics, sustainability and manufacturing, all while raising 2 boys under 6. 

Why I created MY LAST BAG for bulk food shopping as a mother of 2 young boys

Why I created MY LAST BAG for bulk food shopping as a mother of 2 young boys
And then all of a sudden there I was; a new mum completely and utterly overwhelmed with this new found love and also completely overwhelmed with my new busy life that wasn’t about ME any longer, but about my bub and everything that comes with that... Before I knew it wet wipe after wet wipe was getting thrown out and even more to my shock; I had become a user of disposable sandwich bags!