This year I decided to try to eliminate single use plastic from our lives here at Spring Park. I have been thinking about the ways we can become more environmentally friendly for a long time and so January seemed like a good time to begin our zero waste journey.
As a family we spend a lot of time on the beach and I think most of our guests visit while they are in Cornwall. Having seen the beach after the winter storms it hit home how bad our plastic problem really is. I have never seen so much waste washed up on our shore line I was completely shocked.
So as this year I have decided we will go plastic free as much as possible I will write about what I am doing. Hopefully I will at least cut down on the amount of rubbish going into our bin. However here are a few things I worry about….
- Will I have time to source everything with the least packaging?….the supermarket makes life so easy
- Will it be much more expensive?
- Will the whole family help to stick to the new resolution?
I think the trick might be not to do too much too soon as it does seem like a huge mountain to climb. I plan to sort out one area of our house at a time. Now is definitely the time to do it as our little family will be moving into our own tiny house in a few months time and so we are decluttering and and having a massive clear out.
I am excited to share some photos of the new house as we get ready to move in and also to hear any zero waste ideas anyone has.