Rhubarb & Rubber Plants

Rhubarb & Rubber Plants

My Zero-Waste Journey

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Things I got up to in the lake district

I recently went on holiday to the lake district. I went to a plastic-free market in Keswick, climbed some beautiful mountains (Skiddaw and Great Gable), ate some delicious food and bought an alpkit down jacket that would have gone to landfill.

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taking a break in the lakes 🏞️

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Plastic-free market: Keswick hold a plastic free market every month in the church hall. Luckily it was happening when I on holiday in keswick. They had stalls selling beeswax paper, shampoo + conditioner bars, local produce, and much more! What especially caught my eye was a stall run by Alpkit selling bags made from the offcuts of material they use to make branded stuff. I got a shopper, handbag and purse which as you can see all match with an orange theme. My partner Tom sewed a patch of Skiddaw onto my shopper for me!

Fellpack: I had a really nice meal at fellpack in keswick. It wasn’t a vegan restaurant but it had a lot of vegan options. I had courgette fritters with hummus and sweetcorn salsa. Will definitely be trying to recreate this meal at home.

Alpkit outlet: On the way back from the lakes, we stopped off in Hathersage Alpkit which has an outlet shop where they sell defective items because they don’t want any of it to go to landfill. I got a down jacket for £65 (half the price of normal one) that had a problem with the chest pocket - the zip wouldn’t open and someone had cut through it in an attempt to fix it. My partner tom has repaired for me so it works now!

Overall I would definitely recommend the lake district as a holiday destination. There is an endless number of hikes and walks to do (I would have done more but it rained so much!), a lot of good food places and a fair amount of sustainbility/zero-waste activity if you find the right places!