This month has been up and down with my plastic challenge, some fails and some great new discoveries. First up is a fantastic find:
I have been wanting to find Swedish Stockings here in England and discovered they are stocked at The Pantry Underwear in Liberty as well as their own shop in Islington. They do cost more than my usual Marks & Spencer opaque tights, but proved to be so lovely to wear and the plus is they are made from recycled and sustainable fibres, in a factory that is solar-powered. You can also send them your laddered tights and join their recycling club, this will give you a 10% discount on new purchases. Ms T bought some fish net ankle socks and loves those. So next time you are about to throw out laddered tights, stop and post them off.
I am still using Mangle & Wringer, the laundry powder is wonderful and there is no need to add any fabric softener. Made with just 100% coconut oil soap. Our 100% natural formula is free from synthetic detergents, phosphates, optical brighteners, enzymes, fragrances and preservatives. The bleach is perfect for whites, cleaning the loo & lots more.
My final find from As Nature Intended, biodegradable swing bin liners and refuse sacks. They also have some packaging free items, Ecover refils – only in Ecover packaging, drygoods and a few oils. It’s around the corner from The Source bulk foods in Chiswick, W4 are so lucky! The is a Borough Wines, great butcher (will wrap in paper only) and greengrocer stall on the High Road. We use about 2 swing bin liners a week – not full as my kitchen has a small built-in bin.
I am having problems recycling foil as my local council & ‘recycling centre’ – the dump – don’t have a collection point. I’ve found one but it is a difficult place to get to and they can refuse entry as I don’t live in the catchment area. The cat is a tricky customer when it comes to food and although he is now weened off plastic pouches, still have a problem finding a tinned food he likes. Any ideas on good tinned cat food in sauce or gravy needed.
This is not a sponsored post and all views are my own. I only recommend items I have bought and tried myself.