Who am I?
Ellen Long-Common. Original plastic free spirit and chief blogger. Website fancier by day, gluten-free baker by night. In love with ethical companies of all kinds.
Who else is involved?
My husband, Jim, is on a a mission to find a bug / fungus that could solve the plastic problem without destroying the entire world.
Anya, fairy dog and mascot, might also be part of my stories on PFS. She facilitates walkies to keep me sane, and looks like Falkor from The Neverending Story, only tiny.
Practical, positive information about how to go plastic-free. See also: Why go plastic free?
Are you a Plastic Free Spirit?
Definition of plastic free spirit:
Plastic free spirit
- Person concerned with creating a more authentic + low waste life;
- Quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time, that embraces the idea of life without plastic.
- “Check out your amazing reusable cutlery set! You’re such a plastic free spirit.”
- “People everywhere are getting into the plastic free spirit.”
I’m not going to tell you that going plastic-free is easy, cheap, or convenient, because you already know that’s not always the case.
I’m not going to tell you the scale of the plastic problem, because you know that too.
And I’m not going to tell you how to fix it, because the truth is, nobody knows.
My focus is how to make zero waste living more affordable, convenient and achievable
I want to help you cut back on plastic waste – and have fun doing it.
Check out the blog. It tackles issues such as the cost, ethics, nutrition, hygiene, and feasibility of going plastic-free. I’ll share nutritious recipes and meal plans that make it a little easier. I’ll also write about our successes and failures, so that you can start with what works and get stronger from there.