What if you can’t go plastic-free?
Sometimes it’s not possible to find a plastic-free solution, especially if you have a very young child.
Buying baby food or wash products that come in plastic packaging sometimes cannot be avoided. That’s when it’s important to ‘spot the difference’ between a brand trying to do good, using recycled materials in their plastic packaging and even ones that have a recycling scheme for their packaging once it’s been used.
A good example of this is Little Freddie, who offer an award-winning recycling scheme; offering parents the opportunity to recycle their pouches, finger food packaging (plus those of other brands) as easy as possible – simply pop them in a postal bag!
When purchasing unavoidably plastic products, take a few minutes to have a quick look at the companies’ website and see if they have a sustainability page or any information about their plan for the planet.
Top tip: The smaller businesses are usually the ones doing it best! So avoid Amazon-like brands if you can.