Plastic-free with Bare Vida

Plastic. Plastic. Plastic. It’s killing the environment. It’s killing our animals. And it’s killing us.

Bare Vida was set up by Harriet when she visited Bali earlier this year, and learnt to surf and fell in love with nature, specifically the ocean.

Harriet witnessed the pollution situation first hand. She went wading through plastic bags, bottles and straws and it really hit home by the amount we ARE NOT doing for our environment, our world.

Bali has lots of natural resources such as bamboo, sustainably sourced cotton and so on. Bamboo is grown organically without any chemicals so Harriet saw a light at the end of a very plastic filled tunnel. She found a bamboo supplier near Ubud, and discussed the possibility of handcrafting utensils one-by-one. And voila – Bare Vida was born!

Bare Vida is all about celebrating the natural world. The simple world. It’s all about thinking of a better world for the next generations to live in, and making small changes that will play a vital role.

The independent company sells bamboo cutlery, straws and reusable beeswax wraps.

I got the opportunity to try the bamboo utensil set with a straw and napkin, and it makes the perfect ‘out and about’ alternative for eating out. It’s clearly made from high quality bamboo materials, and it fits easily into a bag in its eco pouch. I love the lightweight feel of this set and the convenience of just keeping it in my bag. I also know that I’m making a change by having it in my bag. It’s a win win situation.

I am giving my readers the opportunity to win a Bamboo Utensil Set in Slim Travel Pouch worth £19.95.

Simply enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win:

Enter here

Good luck!

Terms and conditions:

Must be a UK resident. Competition closes on Monday 31st December 2018 at 12am. Prizes are not exchangeable for money or other alternative products. The prize will he supplied by Bare Vida. It will be sent directly to one winner once we’ve received confirmation from the chosen winner. The winner cannot be friends or family of Daisarella or Bare Vida. Good luck!

This post is in collaboration with Bare Vida.


  1. Sally Collingwood
    December 14, 2018 / 10:56 am

    I never buy a carrier bag, I always go armed with masses of shopping bags.

  2. December 17, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Get the message across to recuse and recycle – and even out the price of plastic up further. I no what to buy bags xx

  3. Rebecca Nisbet
    December 24, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    Pubs and bars are a good place to start, stop using straws! i have stopped my kids from having straws in their drinks.

  4. Jo F
    December 26, 2018 / 8:53 am

    Reduce the amount of food packaging in supermarkets. Carry your own reusable shopping bag. Make a wax fabric alternative to clingfilm.

  5. Isobelle Suzanna Forde
    December 27, 2018 / 7:18 am

    I bought a keep-cup which goes out with me on trips, I never drink out of styrofoam and I prefer to buy fruit and veg loose from a market stall , it’s usually not wrapped in plastic and it’s cheaper.

  6. Allan Wilson
    December 27, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Only shop in stores where the veg is loose and not pre packed.

  7. December 27, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Let’s return to the days of returnable pop and milk bottles, paper bags and shopping bags.

  8. paula cheadle
    December 27, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    charge extra for any plastic wrapped products and a minimum of £1 a carrier bag

  9. Tina H
    December 28, 2018 / 11:06 am

    I use bambook toothbrush, metal razors and make a lot of my own bueaty products. Switch to a bar of deodorant and shampoo.

  10. Rachael Sexey
    December 29, 2018 / 8:33 am

    I always use reuseable fabric bags instead of carrier bags 💋

  11. Emma chapman
    December 29, 2018 / 11:44 am

    i always use reusable cloths as well as living plastic free as much as possible

  12. Anneka Davies
    December 29, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Carry a water bottle with you everywhere so you can top it up where ever you go without having to buy plastic bottles 💚💚

  13. Stev Rigby
    December 29, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Stop making plastic shopping bags and only use paper bags from sustainable sources.

  14. Zoe Graham
    December 30, 2018 / 9:03 am

    The best thing to do is reduce our consumption, I never use plastic bags or throwaway cups/plates etc

  15. Lia Burns
    December 30, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    I bought my children Klean kanteen bottles for school and home and they are so much more durable it’s definitely a good place to start. We also have aluminium straws

  16. Carol Boffey
    December 30, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    only buy loose fruit and veg

  17. Tracey S Anderson
    December 30, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    Buy only fresh unpackaged produce. Recycle food waste to make your own compost. Use metal water bottles. Use material shopping bags 🙂

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