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First steps taken to cut single-use plastics in Europe
May 28, 2018October 16, 2018
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First steps taken to cut single-use plastics in Europe

The European Commission has taken a leap forward in tackling plastic pollution, with new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics. The proposal, which is designed to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, and in particular the marine environment, sets a number of different policy measures to tackle these problematic...

Plastic Free with Toddlers
November 8, 2017November 8, 2017
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Plastic Free with Toddlers

As the only parent in the FOE Malta team I knew I would be facing some different challenges to my team members and I was interested to see how this would impact on our life as a family with a toddler. As the only parent in the FOE Malta team I knew I would be...

Plastic Free on the Go
November 8, 2017November 8, 2017
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Plastic Free on the Go

(and how to not be too hard on yourself) On work days there are a few items that I will always carry with me: my water bottle, tupperware for food, and my own cutlery. I usually try to bring my own lunch to work, and take it with me in a tupperware, as well as...

Dodging plastics at 33,000ft
November 8, 2017November 8, 2017
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Dodging plastics at 33,000ft

Half way through the plastic free pledge a new challenge came up; a trip to Brussels. A 5am flight meant that there was no time to prepare any snacks from beforehand, so desperate times demanded desperate measures and I ended up with the infamous (vegetarian pesto) baguette in plastic wrapping and plasticy cheese. Thankfully, the...

Spotting those hidden plastics
November 8, 2017November 10, 2017
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Spotting those hidden plastics

This month has definitely been effective for looking more in depth into the whole plastic predicament and noticing the plastics lurking in our supply chains and hidden in commonly used products. It’s one thing choosing paper packaging for rice and couscous, and saying no to single use carry bags and take-away boxes, but it takes...