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DIY toothbrushing - without plastic.

DIY toothbrushing - without plastic.
I recently started making my own toothpaste. It's satisfying. And it fills me with the energy of The Toothbrushing Song we used to sing at primary school. There's nothing quite like using something you've made yourself, especially when it does the job well. And if it's better for the planet than how you did it before, that's even more gratifyi...
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Jiesiang's first plastic diary

Jiesiang's first plastic diary
I've been living at the Eco Centre on Eigg, and my first plastic diary is set here. This is a quick run through of what my day looks like and how much I use plastic things just going about everyday business.8.00 - 8.30 - get up and ready for the day (15 plastic items)My alarm on my cellphone wakes me up (1)A bit of basic morning hygi...
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Get involved with our plastic diaries.

Get involved with our plastic diaries.
​At the ​moment, plastic accounts for about 10% of waste produce​d by humans, and 50% of the plastic we use we only use once. In the UK, most families will throw away 40kg of plastic in a year which could otherwise be recycled. In the US, the average person will throw away plastic weighing about 600 times their own body weight throughout their life...
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