Reduce plastic consumption

My new OCD level 😂😂😂😂 – sorting out plastic bags

I have been doing this for six months or so. We haven’t been buying any garbage bags, try to reduce acceptance of ‘new’ plastic bags as much as possible, reuse plastic packaging from things like flour, biscuits, food packaging and etc.

I am reusing the plastic packaging when I go to supermarkets – as in I bring those plastic bags to pack the loose groceries which is easier than using recycled bags (so far Tesco and Giant have been accepting my practice – or the staff just behtahan me🤣) and also to throw rubbish. (My hubby is kinda ‘stress’ to determine which plastic bag to use especially when it comes to throwing Norrah’s poop 💩 diaper! ) Sometimes I reuse the plastic packaging to wrap fresh veggies. I also try to use/bring my own containers for fresh pork and chicken as much as possible (but this is difficult especially if the two younger ones are tagging along).

After all these, we still have a lot of plastic bags in the house! 😓 Anyway, I am still not into making ecobricks (because I have no time for it). But seriously I am eager to learn how to make recycled bags from plastic – I have watched videos; they are quite time consuming too, to be honest! 😓


Starting them young – zero waste

When my eldest was still a toddler, she enjoyed collecting toy eggs. As she grows, we have few dozens of toy eggs left in her play area. Seriously, I wanted to throw it away. 🤭

But the 7 year old told me that we can ‘recycle’ it as a ‘gift box’, which she did in several occasions. For example, gifting her teachers and friends her handmade loom band bracelets as school year ends!

A gift without extra ‘waste’ created – as she just drew on the eggs and fit the bracelet into it.




Noelle came home from school feeling so bored yesterday because they did nothing – except playing games in class! 🙄 Then she told me C asked her to make loom band for C and A. 🙄🙄 I told her that she can make for them if she wanted to and not because of C’s instruction. So, she told me that she really wanted to make. I also ‘poked’ her – why she isn’t making for W! 🤭😂 She says ‘because I only make for my best friends!’ 😮😮😆😆 W is not her best friend meh? 😂😂