the sustainability challenge

The sustainability challenge ... zero plastic for a week

The sustainability challenge ... zero plastic for a week

At the end of August, we were challenged by fitted kitchen company, Howdens Joinery, to see if we could create a more eco-friendly home and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Specifically, to save energy and waste in the kitchen and go completely plastic free for a week. I was a little bit nervous about doing it, scared of it revealing quite how bad we are as a family for opting for convenience rather than sustainability. However, we've been making some steps to improve recently - we've drastically reduced our meat consumption, started to grow our own food, bought a fully electric car, and rarely buy fast fashion made from man-made fibres - so it seemed like a good time to take on the challenge and see what we could learn from it.