Vive la France!

As dedicated sustainability bloggers holidays don’t stop our drive to be more eco friendly….. or so we thought. Being in a foreign country in a caravan we cannot be quite as prepared as at home, then we quite frankly completely forget – well we are after all on holiday – takeaway cups, plastic straws and supermarket bags abound! However all is not lost as the French have made it much easier for us – public recycling bins on every street corner, compostible bags for the fruit and veg in the supermarket, 100% recycled shopping bags “sac vert” and reusable cups on the campsite.

English supermarkets have no excuse however much they wriggle!


Visit to the beach

Earlier in the week we made a visit to a beach further up the Atlantic coast and it was so beautiful – huge and quiet probably because it was raining! The beach was almost spotless or so we thought until we looked closer at the shells – below is a photo of an oyster shell and a piece of white plastic. The white plastic had barnacles growing on it as it had obviously been there a long time and we then started to notice other bits of rubbish including a pair of sunglasses. It was nowhere near as bad as beaches in Devon but even here small pieces of rubbish are everywhere.

Published by ouryearoflivingsustainably

We live in Plymouth in Devon and this Christmas 2017-8 our family has been watching Blue Planet II endlessly! Our New Year's resolution for 2018 is to take better care of our environment and to live more sustainably. We are using a blog to remember our journey and maybe share with others what we have learnt along the way.

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