Plastic and children’s toys

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In our weigh in this week, I mentioned that we had some plastic in the landfill, from some fishing nets. One of the things that is really tough about trying to live a zero waste lifestyle is children’s toys.

We keep toys to a minimum wherever possible and thankfully, Little Miss Green has such an active imagination and love of books that it is not difficult for us.

However, just like any other child in the Western world, she sees things in shops which attract her.

Last week we were on holiday and she spotted a fishing net. She already had one at home, but we had forgotten to pack it. And who are we to say no to a fishing net when you’re by the seaside for a few days?

When we got home, Little Miss Green, being a bit of an ‘inquisitive child’ decided, in her usual style, to see exactly how the fishing net was made.

Half an hour later she came in with a pile of coloured plastic, which she had meticulously taken off the handles of the net. See what she thought of that!


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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Sarah says:

    We’re fairly careful with what we buy for ourselves but there are relatives that do like the overpackaged stuff. *sigh*

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