*Advertorial Feature With Friends Of Glass*
Unless you have been living in a box recently I am sure you will be aware of the plight of our oceans and sea life and the impact our plastic use has – so we have been looking at our own plastic usage and have been trying to reduce our plastic footprint.
In place of plastics we have been keen on using glass for storage and for reusing it around the house where possible too. However, we are taking steps to change one of our massive uses of plastic in the home and that’s water. We can’t drink our tap water as it has an awful taste to it so we have been buying water for at least the last 3 years and we can fill a wheelie in 2 weeks with just plastic bottles alone so we are looking to have a filter tap installed and have purchased some glass drinking bottles we can use instead cutting out at least 90% of our plastic footprint in our house.
So we have been proactively encouraging the kids to help us learn to recycle too and so when we heard of a recent competition run by Friends Of Glass we were eager to share with you guys too after all choosing glass packaging for food and drink when it is available, rather than plastic, is a small action we can all do that helps protect the oceans – making a positive choice for a material that is 100% recyclable and non-toxic.
This new campaign is encouraging everyone young and old to take a stand and use glass products and then to take them to be recycled while toasting the ocean ( #CheersToTheOcean), knowing that they are doing their bit to keep the sea life a little bit safer!
Detailed information on the competition can be found on the website, but it is worth noting that they are giving away £800 worth of vouchers with ethical specialists Responsible Travel on offer as prizes!
We have said #CheersToTheOcean this week by recycling our household glass but this time we have let Joshua be the proactive one and let him do it himself, Jacob is still far too little but Joshua is 7 and we think he needs to take a proactive stand too to recycle his own things … although the crashing sound at the end did make him jump.
Although we forgot to take them with us to wear when we did the recycling they were still a great way to spend a morning and a super way of broaching the topic with the kids while making it fun too.