Plastic Challenge Day 4/5

No dramas. So far it’s been easy. Though that may have something to do with the fact that I keep very well stocked cupboards, and already purchase my fruit and veg from farm shops. My bread comes in a paper bag, from the village store across the road. And so far I have not yet run out of anything vital.

I am trying to purchase a single mattress. I found a British company which manufacture mattresses in Englandshire. I enquired as to whether they could send a mattress to me minus the plastic vacuum packaging. The answer was no. I shall not be buying from them. Name and shame? Mr Sleeps Beds, Stoke-on-Trent.

Next I looked to source bird seed in paper bags. I’m sure some shops do sell this, but surfing the net I came across this web page.
http://www.britishbirdfood.co.uk/reusable-packaging
The seeds do come in plastic resealable bags. However, you have the option to send them back for free. And they will keep reusing them.

I noticed that my toothbrush is looking a little jaded. So I ordered some sustainable bamboo toothbrushes. Apart from not being plastic, they look so much nicer!!

I’ve been reading tweets by fellow Plastically Challenged folk. Interesting that some people found packed lunch packaging a challenge. I’ve been using the same old sandwich bags for twenty years. Seriously. I have never bought cling film. The idea horrifies me.
But it’s quite a community. We are all sharing ideas and crisis!

Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

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About Olivia N Masi

From art college drop-out, to office space-planner, to back-packer, to air stewardess, to brolly babe, to model agent, to wildlife conservationist. How? I've always believed in jumping at every opportunity that comes my way. This has taken me along some bizarre career paths. None of which I regret. I have been to amazing places and met fascinating people. And having worked in the motor sport industry I've sadly experienced too many beloved friends take one adrenalin step too many. I think of them always. I've hung out with pop-stars, sports personalities, and millionaires. I reached a point when nothing but VIP would do. And then something happened. My pops passed away and I felt the need to reconnect with my Italian side. Whilst in Italy, I learnt to be resourceful, to recycle everything, to listen to the valley, to grow my own veg, to catch and tame feral cats, and to follow my heart. My heart led me to a desire to save this beautiful Earth, and all the wonderful life upon it. And so I read, and then I studied with the Open University. I suddenly found myself accepted on a BSc in Wildlife Conservation, having left school with pitiful qualifications. So here I am. A qualified Wildlife Conservationist. A scientist I suppose. I love nothing more than to listen to birdsong, and watch, learn and photograph wildlife. So here is to me getting the perfect job where I can contribute to saving one of Earth's beautiful species. Do I miss the glamour of the old life? The VIP lifestyle? The petrol-head adrenalin? The buzz of being a successful business owner? Only occasionally. Though it seems more like the distant dreams of a previous life.
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