10 ways to use less plastic every day

It's easy to forget to bring yours and then have to buy a 5p plastic bag each time you do a shop - which is also bad for the environment. By choosing to cook from scratch with fresh ingredients at home, you're avoiding ready meals, takeaways and other plastic-packaged foods. This will cut down your plastic consumption, save you money and help you make healthier choices rather than going for processed, more convenient options. Toiletries with no packaging, such as soap and shampoo bars, are an easy way to cut back on unnecessary plastic. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for skincare and self-care, the latest cultural hits to read and download, and the little luxuries that make staying in so much more satisfying.