Who Needs Plastic Straws Anymore When We’ve Got These

2 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On March 23, 2017 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed

The Problem With Plastic Straws Plastic straws are finally getting more attention in the media, and rightly so. Although they have often been overshadowed by the menacing plastic bag and disposable cup, they have consistently been in the top 10 most commonly found plastic items, according to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup data. In the

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heat activated fabric dressing

Waterproofing Without Plastic: Can Non-Plastic Natural Materials Be Made Water-Resistant?

5 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On March 8, 2017 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Uncategorized

We all know how good of a job plastic does at keeping water out but can non-plastic natural materials be made water-resistant too? Absolutely! When making more plastic-free choices we are often opting for more natural materials, some of which are not typically known for being as reliably waterproof as plastic. There are however naturally

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Christmas Tree Wrapped in Plastic

How to graciously let it be known that you don’t want plastic gifts this Holiday Season

6 comments | Posted By Chantal Plamondon On December 7, 2016 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed

Although we are the owners of a business called Life Without Plastic, believe it or not, we still receive plastic gifts during the Holiday Season, even from our own family!  There are personal preferences that seem to receive a bit more deference from friends and family than avoiding plastics, such as being vegetarian or food

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Stocking Stuffers that are Plastic-Free, Purposeful, and Under 15$!

3 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On December 5, 2016 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed

How about about eco-friendly stocking stuffers? It’s going to be a green holiday season folks – well, hopefully outside it will be white, but with our help the inside can still be green-friendly! Here are 10 plastic-free and purposeful stocking stuffer ideas that the kiddies are sure to love! And the best part is that

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Microplastics Testing on the Gatineau River: Citizen Science in Action

You’re going to be hearing more and more about microplastics all over the world in the coming months and years. That’s because they are literally all over this Earth. And they are a problem that ranks right up there with climate change. Yup, our beloved Earth is overheating and simultaneously becoming layered in plastic. Warm plastic

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Stainless Steel Dish Set with Double Wall bowl and tumbler

Stainless Steel Dishes: The Best Plastic-Free Option for Children

0 comments | Posted By Chantal Plamondon On November 5, 2016 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed, Plastic Affecting Health

How we got our first stainless steel dishes is an interesting story. When we started Life Without Plastic in 2006, our son was only 3 years old.  I had heard about the dangers of plastics from a magazine called Mothering created by the wonderful Peggy O’Mara who was my hero at the time and still

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A Stainless Steel Flask Used as a Ice Pack

The Most Versatile Plastic-Free Ice Pack

3 comments | Posted By Chantal Plamondon On August 15, 2016 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed

Have you ever wondered what your ice pack contains? Especially the ice packs that are made of soft gels and encapsulated in a plastic bag… even though the label may say that the contents are non-toxic, they are still probably not consumable.  Not only that, but pretty much all of them are made of plastics

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