Up until now we have been living in a disposable world which has been having catastrophic impacts on our Eco-systems and Global Warming. Our increasingly busy lifestyle means we are choosing convenience which inevitably comes packaged, usually in single use plastic. I too have fallen victim to the convenience of on the go snacks and food. While I do my best to reduce the amount of waste that comes through my door, we still do on occasion opt for the pre-packaged snacks. We ensure the packaging does not go to landfill and instead we collect it and send it to REDcycle for recycling.
I recently had a chat with the lovely Ashley Winning, my friend and Boss Mumma at The Motherhood Circle. Ashley contacted me many months ago and asked if I would be willing to do a video chat with her and I freaked out. I was so nervous at the idea of being on camera that I couldn't go ahead with it but I promised that I would work on my confidence and here we are!
I always knew I wanted 2 children and I wanted them to be more than 2 years apart. I wanted to be able to spend quality time with my first child, learning about them and giving them my 100% attention. I wanted to feel like the newborn experience with my second child was new and exciting rather than having only just experienced it with my first, especially knowing I would likely only have 2 babies. I didn’t want it over and done too quickly.
I started my Low Waste journey about around a year ago after watching a series of eye opening documentaries showing the impact that our wasteful habits are having on the environment, in particular the impact of single use plastics.