Could You Parent Plastic Free?

Folks – are you ready? I’m so excited to share with you a collaboration I’ve been working on for months. I’m teaming up with Plastic-Free Me, an organisation dedicated to the fight against disposable plastics, to bring you the Plastic-Free Parent Challenge.

Did you know that it’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in the ocean? This poses a serious threat for the world in which our children are growing up and it’s time to TAKE ACTION. For the whole month of June, we’re going to be challenging parents to think about their waste as a family. Focusing on a different area of family life each week (see below), we’ve got you covered from breakfast ’till bedtime. The aim is that by the end of the month you’ll be able to make some real sustainable switches as a family that will change your life and the planet for GOOD.

To help you along the way, we’ve set out some guidelines each week but you can do as much or as little as you can within your family’s day-to-day. There will also be some epic prizes and a few surprises along the way… For now, we’d love you to start prepping, to share the challenge with you friends, family, neighbours and anyone else and most of all, to join us in the Plastic – Free Parent challenge. Share your thoughts / excitement / progress with the challenges with us your ideas using the hashtag #plasticfreeparent.

Week 1 commences MONDAY 4TH JUNE. Let the countdown begin…

Are you in? (I really hope so) and be sure to watch this two minute video to get a fuller idea of the challenge!

Emma and Plastic-Free Me xxx

P.S Wonderful illustrations by Harriet Lily Artwork



  1. May 28, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    This is so exiting! It will really change so many households . Until you try reducing waste coming in, you just don’t realise. Brilliant idea x

    • Emma Ross
      May 30, 2018 / 9:17 am

      thank you Yammy <3 x x x

  2. Nicole
    May 12, 2018 / 9:44 am

    This sounds great. We’ve moved towards more of this,this year anyhow. The main problem we have is online food shopping. Both working nearly full time means this is a time-saving must (and cuts down on food waste as I can properly plan meals for the month) but the plastic packaging is sometimes a bit much!

    • Emma Ross
      May 15, 2018 / 1:30 pm

      yes i TOTALLY hear you – this is my downfall too. im going to do a shout out about this and see what people suggest. i think its sainsburys you can opt in for bagless delivery and then i guess its about knowing which products come plastic free…. xx

      • Nicole
        May 17, 2018 / 10:17 am

        I think clearer information on the website would be great on what the packaging is. I tried bagless delivery but unloading it all from the crates took forever and was so stressful with the delivery man (quite understandably!) keen to get going. Instead I use those few bags as our bin bags for the month and give any left over back to the next delivery driver for recycling.

        • Emma Ross
          May 23, 2018 / 9:04 am

          yes totally i hear you… full guide coming sooooon so keep your eyes peeled! x

  3. Eilis
    May 12, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Amazing. My family are totally in and I will spread the word. We have started 2018 with a big push to reduce so Defo ready to take it a step further! I need the push to move to reusable nappies too.

    • Emma Ross
      May 15, 2018 / 1:30 pm

      yes! so happy to have you on board ! xx

  4. Anastasians
    May 11, 2018 / 10:03 am

    That’s great! I am struggling between sustainable lifestyle and not. During that month it would be lovely to share with us how we could reverse our plastic households into non plastic and which brands and products we could use….. that would be a great help….

    • Emma Ross
      May 11, 2018 / 11:56 am

      thats totally the plan! xx

  5. Sophie
    May 10, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    So excited about this!

    • Emma Ross
      May 11, 2018 / 11:56 am


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