18 November, 2018


Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution enter our oceans, a fact that we have all become much more aware of this year thanks to David Attenborough and Blue Planet II. If like me, you had a bit of an idea before that plastic wasn’t great, but no idea how bad it was from the planet until recently, you may have found yourself thinking – how can I start using less plastic? On first thought, it seems almost impossible to cut down our plastic use, as plastic is literally everywhere. We buy our food in plastic, the beauty products we use are plastic, the cups we drink our takeaway coffee out of are plastic… like I said, it is literally everywhere.

However, switching to plastic free alternatives has become easier than ever, now that the world has realised just how much we are damaging our oceans and the planet we need to survive. Despite it being easier, it doesn’t always come at a nice cost – and shipping products from here there and everywhere can be a bit of a hassle. And that’s where Make A Start comes in, with plastic free starter kits!

The best thing to recognise, is that you are not going to be able to completely overhaul your plastic use in one go – but making a start is better than nothing. Instead of getting a takeaway coffee cup every time you visit your local coffee shop for your caffeine fix, have a reusable coffee cup! Not only is this reducing your single-use plastics, it’ll probably save you a bit of money in the long run as most coffee shops are now taking a bit of money off the cost of your coffee if you bring your own cup.

A reusable coffee cup is just one of the fab products that you can find in a Make A Start plastic free starter pack*; which arrives with you just three working days after you order. The products included are:

So there you have it! A fab plastic free starter pack to get you on your way to being plastic free. If there are a few things that take your fancy on there but you wouldn’t necessarily want them all, then take a look on the Make A Start website as they also do bespoke boxes, and sell individual items too! They are also selling a Christmas pack, to ensure that all of our present waste is recyclable and environmentally friendly, as SO much waste is created around Christmas time.

Small changes add up to huge results!


*This starter pack was gifted, but as always all views and opinions are my own.


  1. Charlotte C says:

    This sounds like such a great idea, like you said I’ve become so much more aware of plastic use recently and I’m doing everything I can do cut it down! Thank you for sharing x

    – Charlotte / myownblogofthoughts.blogspot.com

  2. I’m trying to do the same, cooking lunches at home rather than buy lunch outside as it always comes in a new plastic box. Enviromentally friendly, healther and cheaper 🙂

  3. urbanwheelz says:

    Good luck on the plastic free journey!
    Eva @ UrbanWheelz.co.uk

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