In my last post I told you about our bath bomb experience. The kids thought it was great fun and can’t wait to do it again.
The point of making our own was to cut down on the plastic wrapped versions you can buy in the shops.
It didn’t quite work out very plastic free though as the ingredients came wrapped in so much plastic it was unbelievable!
Each individual item was in a plastic bag, two of which was in another plastic bag.
One of the items, the honey powder, had a plastic tub option instead of a plastic bag so I chose that thinking that at least the tub could be reused. But the tub came wrapped in so much cling film it was unreal!
I was pretty disappointed to be honest and will be looking for another source for the ingredients.
Have you ever done anything trying to minimise plastic use that ended up a complete fail?
In my last post I told you about our trip to Berlin.
As a family we do try to be as environmentally friendly as we can. We have cut down on a lot of our plastic use over the past few years and are conscious of where we can improve.
Knowing we had a big train journey ahead of us we packed sandwiches, home made snacks and drinks. But I have to admit I did succumb to a cuppa on the last ICE train and when hubby went to buy it he treated us to a bar of chocolate each too.
Neither the drink nor the chocolate was really needed but I wanted a hot drink and the cafe on board was only too accessible.
The drink came in the usual one use takeaway cup with a plastic lid. I felt guilty that I hadn’t brought my own cup to put the tea in.
Since we’ve been home I have been researching collapsing reusable cups to carry in my handbag in case I fancy a cup of tea while out and about again. Something like this…
Or something like this maybe….
We did have one of these and I lost it oops! Please don’t tell Hubby!
But there is so much choice. Does the plastic in a reusable cup outweigh the plastic in a single use cup? Is it small enough to fit in my handbag so that it can go everywhere with me? I don’t want to end up buying something that doesn’t fit the purpose.
I’d love to know if you have any recommendations before I buy anything.
Do you use a portable reusable cup already?