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Reduce Waste Mauritius

Posted by Triin de Speville on

I started Set Me Free after seeing how much plastic there is on beaches of such beautiful islands like Mauritius. Having spent a few months there, I have noticed that there are people that do want to make a difference an inspire people living without waste. I'm really happy to have discovered Fabienne and her Reduce Waste Mauritius account, with constant inspiration on how to live zero waste. She even does her own beeswax wraps, such a welcome thing to do on an island where cling film is so commonly used. Take note of her account if you ever plan...

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How to be a minimalist as a mother

Posted by Triin de Speville on

Have you ever thought about living a more minimalist life, but not quite made a start? After all it’s quite hard to know where to begin and everything else in life seems to take priority. I’m really happy to bring to you an interview with Beth from Someday Slower, who has totally nailed minimalist whilst being a mother. I find her philosophy almost like a detox for mind and I'm sure her answers below can add something to your New Years resolutions.   You say mothers more than anyone else need to simplify their lives to be more present with...

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My Cloth Nappy Routine

Posted by Triin de Speville on

I remember how confusing it was to get started with cloth nappies, so I have decided to write out my routine in case it might help anyone who is contemplating on using them. Why I started using cloth nappies and what held be back initially? I had no idea that it takes 500 years for disposable nappies to decompose. Therefore my child’s great great grandchildren would be around and his nappies would still be decomposing in a landfill somewhere. The thought of this is quite a big motivator.  When I started looking into cloth nappies at first it seemed off-putting...

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My (almost) Zero Waste Hospital Bag

Posted by Triin de Speville on

At 38 weeks pregnant it's pretty much the last time to start packing the hospital bag.  Zero waste was not on my radar when I went to deliver my first child, however this time around I'm making conscious effort to have mostly reusable items with me. So here's what I have packed. How am I doing so far? FOR ME Reusable Breast Pads from Marley’s Monster - All going well I will be breastfeeding as I did with my first child and I know that pads will be essential for the next few months. It'll be interesting to see how absorbent the...

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Squeaky Clean Natural Skincare - plastic free nappy cream for babies on Set Me Free

Posted by Triin de Speville on

I'm very happy to be selling Bot Bot Butter from Squeaky Clean Skincare company on Set Me Free online boutique. I fell in love with the name from the start and absolutely love the plastic free natural products that Holly Gibson, from Squeaky Clean Natural Skincare creates. I was in search for plastic free natural products with my first child and it's great that these have become available now when I'm expecting my second! Please find below an interview with Holly - some great tips also on how to live a zero waste lifestyle! How did you start Squeaky Clean Natural...

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