“We love to listen to our customers and for this reason we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like a bespoke fair trade product made especially for you.”

Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic Free July 2021

My Plastic Free July 2021 Video

 

#Day1

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Day 1 Plastic Free July 2021, recycled plastic bag purse made my Awa I Manneh and the Recycling Women of Gambia, with Sabeena Z Ahmed



My gorgeous bespoke recycled plastic bag purse created by Awa I Manneh and the Recycling Women of Gambia.

I had the pleasure of welcoming environmental activist and founder Isatou Ceesay to my home a few years ago.

READ: My blog and visit by Isatou Ceesay to Dubai and the UAE.

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Day 1 Plastic Free July 2021, Isatou Ceesay with Sabeena Z Ahmed March/April 2019

 Me with Isatou, Jumeirah Beach April 2019

 

Day 2

Hand made paper bouquet Thai Craft, Plastic Free July 2021 Day 2 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 My forever green fair trade recycled paper bouquet.

 

SDG 12 Plastic Free July 2021

Hand crafted by ladies at Thai Craft, promoting the circular economy, climate change and SDG12.

 

Day 3

Plastic Free July 2021 Video 

I'm taking the Plastic Free July Challenge 2021.

 

Will you?

Plastic Free July participants:

 

Reduce their household waste and recycling by 21kg per person per year (almost 5%).

 

Contribute to a total saving of 940 million kg of plastic waste each year.

 

8.5 out of 10 people made changes that have become habits/ a way of life.

 

Plastic Free July are proud how these actions address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - 11, 12, 14 and 15 (sustainable cities and communities, responsible production and consumption, life below water, and life on land).

 

Whether you’re a beginner looking for a few single-use plastics to avoid, or someone well on their way to a plastic free life, we have ideas to inspire you at home, work, school, and within the community.

 

Check out our resources below and get inspired.

 

 

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog Say No to single use Plastic, Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed
Say No to Single Use Plastic!
Fancy a fair trade plastic free cuppa?

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Plastic Fossil Fuel and biodegradable tea bags with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic, fossil fuel free and biodegradable tea bags.

 

#Fillmeupwithfairtrade

 

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Jute Bag ETI and SEDEX certified with Sabeena Z Ahmed


 'All because the lady loves blueberries.' 

SAY NO to plastic bags!

  

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Jute Bag ETI and SEDEX certified with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Supporting ethical companies and local businesses is taking small steps to become a responsible consumer and combat climate change and its's impacts.

 

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Jute Bag ETI and SEDEX certified with Sabeena Z Ahmed

SDG13

 

Further Reading

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climate-change/?fbclid=IwAR1F3YURthfXirYyGazL-XNInN3zalQSdADssPsDCQkphVL0fC1WWxKp4qM

 

#Day7

 

Happy World Chocolate Day!

 

Proud to support fair trade cocoa farmers from Kuapa Kokoo, Ghana.

 

Divine Chocolate and Kuapa Kokoo, both led by women, are pioneering progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 5 — this goal aims to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

 

Yes! The plastic sleeve is recyclable.

 

 

 

#Day8

 Bamboo Toothbrush, for Plastic Free July 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My organic bamboo toothbrush sold in biodegradable, plant-based, Non GMO compostable packaging.

 

#Day9

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaner Alert!
The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Recycled Dust Pan and brush, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 

My Recycled Wood and Material Dust Pan and Brush
The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Recycled Dust Pan and brush, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Brush -100% recycled PP
Grip and Base - 40% sustainable wood,
60% recycled PP

 

#Day10

100% post-consumer recycled plastic fabric softener bottle. Refill where possible.
The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Ecover fabric softener refillable where available, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Ecover fabric softener refillable where available, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

#plasticfreejuly2021
#skinallergies
#zerowaste

 

#Day11

 Here are some fairtrade bananas from the Dominican Republic.

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Fairtrade Dominican Republic bananas, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Fairtrade Dominican Republic bananas, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Wish all supermarkets around the world would stop packaging bananas in unrecyclable plastic.

 

Lidl is making changes and said it hoped to remove 10,000kg of plastic packaging in the article below published August 2019.

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/.../plastic-packaging-on...

 

Use the Fairtrade Finder to locate where your fairtrade product comes from.

 

https://www.fairtrade.net/finder

 

#plasticfreejuly2021
#fairtradebananas
#FLO2312

 

 

#Day12

Gluten, wheat, palm oil and wheat free, vegan, jaffa cakes sold in totally recyclable packaging.

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Gluten free jaffa cakes in totally recyclable packaging, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Gluten free jaffa cakes in totally recyclable packaging, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

#sustainablepackaging
#glutenfree

 

 

#Day13

 

I'd like to know if these Quaker Oat sachets are recyclable?

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Quaker Oats non recyclable sachets, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Quaker Oats non recyclable sachets, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 

 

 

Lemon cheesecakes in totally recyclable packaging. 

 

 

 

#Day15

One of my favourite natural, organic, #fairtrade, #vegan, #crueltyfree and #soilassociation certified ethical brands.

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Odylique deodorant in 100% recyclable packaging, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Odylique deodorant in 100% recyclable packaging, with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My deodorant packaged in a 100% recycled bottle.

 

#plasticfreejuly2021

#deodorant

#noaluminium

#nosilicone

 

#Day16


Missed another post yesterday due to painful shoulders.

Could @DeepHeat_UK tell me if the plastic packet and protective films for their Pain Relief Heat Patches are recyclable, compostable or biodegradable?

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Deep heat patches, with Sabeena Z Ahmed



Thank you in advance!

#plasticfreejuly2021
#rotatorcuffsurgeries
#climatechange

 

#Day17


Question: Very tasty, but, why aren't these bars packaged in recyclable or sustainable packaging @marksandspencer?

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Marks and Spencer Peanut and Chocolate Chip Pressed Fruit and Nut Bar in non recyclable packaging with Sabeena Z Ahmed

#plasticfreejuly2021
#climatechange
#ClimateAction
#SDG13
#glutenfree
#vegan

 

#Day18


Proud to support World Fair Trade Organization Certified Member Noah's Ark Int.

My gorgeous handmade, fairtrade, recycled key bowl.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, WFTO member Noah's Ark Int and their recyclable key bowl with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, WFTO member Noah's Ark Int and their recyclable key bowl with Sabeena Z Ahmed



#plasticfreejuly2021
#WFTO
#recycledhomeaccessories
#SDG12

 

#Day19


My beautiful fairtrade recycled bicycle chain bookends, hand made by artisans from Saharanpur, India for Noah's Ark Int.


The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, WFTO member Noah's Ark Int and their recycled bicycle chain bookends with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, WFTO member Noah's Ark Int and their recycled bicycle chain bookends with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 



#plasticfreejuly2021
#WFTO
#recycledhomeaccessories
#circulareconomy
#SDG12

 

#Day20

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, My succulent, Eid Mubarak 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed


Eid Al Adha Mubarak to all my friends and family around the world for yesterday and today!

Despite not inheriting my beloved Mums green fingers, I've managed to keep this succulent alive!

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, My succulent, Eid Mubarak 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed



#plasticfreejuly2021
#succulentlove
#lackofgreenfingers

 

#Day21

Truly scrumptious fairtrade chocolates in totally recyclable packaging. :)

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Seed and Bean chocolate truffles in totally recyclable packaging with Sabeena Z Ahmed



#plasticfreejuly2021
#seedandbean
#homecompostable
#sustainablepackaging

 

#Day22

Get well soon right and left shoulder.

Heal the heart, mind and soul with some delicious gluten free, vegan, fairtrade chocolates.

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Vegolino chocolate in totally recyclable packaging with Sabeena Z Ahmed



#plasticfreejuly2021
#rotatorcuffsurgery
#selfcarematters

 

#Day23


Dear Biore UK, I'm trying to live a plastic free life and would like to know if all your packaging for the deep cleansing pore strips are biodegradable or compostable?

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Biore deep cleansing pore strips  with Sabeena Z Ahmed


#plasticfreejuly2021
#porestrips
#COP26Glasgow
#ClimateAction
#SDG13

 

#Day24

Gluten free, vegan, chocolate brownies. 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Waitrose gluten free chocolate brownies  with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Waitrose & Partners Could you kindly let me know when the plastic film will be recyclable?

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Waitrose gluten free chocolate brownies  with Sabeena Z Ahmed


Thank you!

#plasticfreejuly2021
#sdg13climateaction
#glutenfree
#vegan
#nonrecyclablefilm

 

#Day25

 

Plastic free, gluten nutty bar.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Ella nut bar in totally recyclable packaging  with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Ella nut bar in totally recyclable packaging  with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 
#plasticfreejuly2021
#sdg13climateaction
#totallyrecyclable
#widelyrecycled

 

#Day26

 

Oat based vegan chocolate brownie ice cream in totally recyclable packaging.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Oat Based Chocolate ice cream totally recyclable packaging  with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 

#Day27

 

Seabrook Crisps Could you let me know when your crisp packets will be recyclable?

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 21, Seabrook Crisps non recyclable crisp packets with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Thank you!
 
#plasticfreejuly2021
#ClimateAction
#SDG12

 

 


The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, gluten free coconut pots totally recyclable, with Sabeena Ahmed
Coconut chocolate treats in totally recyclable packaging.

 

 

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, are these pineapple packets recyclable, with Sabeena Ahmed

Fairtrade organic pineapple from Uganda.

 

Tropical Wholefoods: I'd love to know if the pineapple packaging is biodegradable and compostable?

 

#fairtradepineapple


 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, when will the plastic film be recyclable? with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Waitrose & Partners When will the film for these scones be recyclable?

 

 

 

#day31
 
The last day of Plastic Free July 21.
 
Its been painful recovering from shoulders surgeries.
 
I hope I can gain the strength to continue my plastic free journey and blog in English and Urdu next year.
 
Look after your skin with natural sun screen packaged in 100% recycled plastic.

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Odylique sunscreen with fairtrade shea butter in totally recyclable packaging, with Sabeena Ahmed
 
https://odylique.co.uk/responsibly-packaged/
 
#plasticfreejuly2021
#fairtradesheabutter
#RecycledPlastic
#sugarcaneplastic
#responsiblypackaged

 

 

Conclusion and Continuation of Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July 2021 Badge

Due to my three surgeries and Covid-19 I have found the challenge very difficult and challenging this year.

I'd like to reiterate that I hope to continue my plastic and zero waste journey and reduce my consumption of menstrual hygiene and cleaning products and learn how to make my own soap, body wash, bread, conditioner and compost my waste..

It will be a long work in progress one that I am very passionate to change.

I hope to continue with Plastic Free July as long as I physically can.

Thank you for reading my blog and supporting a world with less plastic and zero waste.

Love, peace and blessings...

Sabeena 





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I published my blog and videos about the World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program in English and Urdu. This blog took 5 months to write and translate due to my painful shoulders.

I attended the Ethical Consumer Week online conference 2021 and wrote a summary of some of the sessions I attended.

I was chosen to attend the IKEA Lagom Live 9 month sustainability program.

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For the second year I attended sessions at the Ethical Consumer 2021 virtual conference.

Here is my summary of some sessions I attended.

Many thanks to the Ethical Consumer team and guest speakers for their time.

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Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed
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This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2021. 

My health has been challenging with a painful left shoulder and social anxiety.

Typing, mobility and anxiety has prevented me from going out.

I hope to support the Zero Waste movement with zest and vigour next year.

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