At this time of year, it is known for people to set themselves new yearly goals, but I am one of those people that do not generally do them, as I never stick to them. This year we have decided as a family to set ourselves the goal of using as little plastic in the house as we can that fits within our lives.
Over Christmas, we were just shocked at how much plastic there was, from absolutely everything. Toys and food that are just wrapped in so many non-recyclable products, and you’ve seen the pictures, these products just end up in the ocean causing more harm to everything that lives in it.
It was this that we made our New Years Goal which is to try and reduce the plastic in our home. Food products, fruit and veg, milk, and even loo roll are some of the first things to tackle on our list because we have to start somewhere.
There are many things we can change but to fit within our lives at the moment we won’t be going completely free, and everything will be a gradual change over the course of the next year. We will be learning a lot as we go because it seems there is just plastic everywhere which just needs to change.
We can’t wait to embark on this interesting journey and hopefully, I can share with you all about how our new life of limiting our plastic is going. Who knows, maybe our kitchen will be extremely organised for once. Of course, I will be trying to do things for as little money as possible and live as frugally as we can, but understand it will definitely be a challenge.
So here we go.