Don't cling onto cling film
There are plenty of ways to store food or pack up a lunch without resorting to cling film. This plastic wrap can't be recycled. That means it ends up in landfill – or, even worse, in the countryside, rivers or seas, where it can seriously harm wildlife. And there are some reports that suggest the chemicals cling film contains may be harmful to human health.
Sandwiches or salads for a packed lunch can be transported in a reusable sandwich box. Or try beeswax food wraps – they're biodegradable and reusable, and will keep your food just as fresh. Bee's Wrap from The Wise House is one option.
Choose bars, not bottles
Plastic shampoo and hand soap bottles can often be recycled. But to reduce your plastic use even further, choose bars of soap wrapped in recyclable packaging. Coconut Blush are handmade in the Peak District and are wrapped in recycled paper from post-consumer waste from UK schools and offices.
There are solid shampoo bars for your hair, too. These are often made from natural, vegan ingredients, and tend to be free from harsh chemicals or parabens. They're also long-lasting and great for travelling. Check out a range of solid shampoo bars here.