Plastic free outdoor and camping tips

With Spring finally here, all our heads turn to summer plans and getting out in the great outdoors! Heres our tips if you’re thinking of going camping this year and how a few simple steps can ensure you have a great time and are environmentally conscious! This year at Glastonbury, one of the the U.K.’s biggest festival events with an estimated annual attendance of around 200,000 over the five days are banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and hope to eliminate them entirely from their backstage and performer areas.

Replace cheap polyester plastic tents, gazebos or windbreaks and replace with durable bell tents, teepees and yurts made from natural unbleached or naturally-dyed canvas or cotton materials. Although more costly, they tend to last longer and the costs out weigh the conservation benefits!

Cut all plastic bags, banners and signs out of your experience and switch to cotton, wood, slate, metal and PVC-free or eco-foam board alternatives. We all love to customise but think of the planet over how you look to other campers!

Reuse tefon-coated plastic pots and pans and switch to non-coated pots and pans and wood or metal utensils for cooking. Wooden bamboo straws for drinking our evening drinks is another great way to do this too!

Reduce and reuse plastic foodware - we all need to use plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, dishes and containers on site but why not and replace with reusable glass, steel or ceramics.

Reduce and reuse plastic shoes and flip-flops and consider replacing with leather, canvas or natural rubber alternatives, they both last longer and are much more durable!

Reduce cheap plastic festival goods, badges or wristbands and choose natural or locally made items, especially if your heading to Glastonbury as this year its a big focus for them!

Avoid single use plastic water bottles and use reusable water bottles and cups. Bring your own or buy a 100% stainless steel alternative. Each year in the UK we drink 3bn litres of bottled water and 10bn bottles go to land ll. Marketing obscures the fact that absurdly bottled water is at least 500 times the cost of tap water, and isn’t necessarily any healthier - lets get our planet and countryside healthy! Reflll your water bottle at tap points, water kiosks and fountains on site.

Reduce facial wipes and ear buds and use organic cotton wool or reuse a strong organic cotton facecloth. We all need to keep fresh and clean but there’s many great products out there to help!

Avoid polystyrene takeaway cups and food containers and usereusable or compostable alternatives made from sustainably sourced paper, card or wood.

Most of all - have fun out there, we live in a beautiful country so by all doing our bit we can keep it that way!

Glastonbury 2019 Leading the way in the Plastic-Free Festival Revolution

This year Glastonbury 2019, one of the the U.K.’s biggest festival events with an estimated annual attendance of around 200,000 over the five days are banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and hope to eliminate them entirely from their backstage and performer areas. Inside, companies will instead be allowed to sell canned drinks and water and although attendees will not be stopped from bringing their own plastic bottles, officials are strongly encouraging them to bring a reusable bottle instead.

In 2017, visitors to the festival got through 1.3 million plastic bottles. Greenpeace estimates that globally, 12.7 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans each year. With more than one million plastic bottles sold at Glastonbury in 2017, the festival's organisers said they felt stopping their sale was vital. Music to our ears at in more ways than one!

Emily Eavis, daughter of the founder Michael Eavis and co-organiser of the festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, said: “It’s paramount for our planet that we all reduce our plastic consumption, and I’m thrilled that, together, we’ll be able to prevent over a million single-use plastic bottles from being used at this year’s Festival.

“I really hope that everyone – from ticket-holder to headliner – will leave Worthy Farm this year knowing that even small, everyday changes can make a real difference. It’s now or never.”

Check out this Plastic free fantastic store

In our local area we have many big supermarkets who publicly want to be seen as eradicating plastic waste. However, none can be matched when it comes to

If you live in the midlands area or Birmingham and are passionate about going plastic free, these guys can’t be beaten! We take our hats off to you!

“Customers are able to use any container they like in order to buy products from our store; as long as it is clean and will fit on our scales! There will also be containers that you can buy, or use the free paper bags provided. Our scales are extremely user-friendly so that the process of buying unpackaged goods is as simple as possible.”

© 2019 The Clean Kilo Ltd.

Screenshot 2019-02-17 at 15.00.53.png

Review of POP DESIGN reusable bottle

I have wanted a reusable bottle for ages now but I have not been able to find one that suited me and would find practical for day to day use for work and the gym.

My colleagues have similar bottles that they use that they have in the office and travel with for work whilst commuting. I didn't trust the plastic ones to survive my in my bag on long journeys and seeing friends with similar I went to amazon and came across the POP DESIGN bottle.

I ordered one and I have now been using it for over a week. I have used it every day at work and at home replacing my usual bought and unreusable plastic ones. The design is funky and size of the bottle unintrustive. and also features a leak proof cap. I find this very useful as it goes with me everywhere now, even at the side of the bed. It is excellent value for money also!. I ordered the wood effect one as I wanted something that looked cool as well as being the best function wise.

It also makes me feel great knowing I’ve stopped using so many plastic bottles cutting down my daily use and plastic waste!

Screen Shot 2019-02-16 at 14.41.44.png