How hard is it to convert to a plastic-free lifestyle? Reporter Kiri Gillespie attempts three days without plastic - and trips up within moments.

You'd think someone who works with newspapers every day would be able to make a decent rubbish bag out of one. That's mistake number one.

There were a few more to go as I attempted to live plastic-free for three days. The trick was going cold turkey to identify exactly what kind of role plastic had in my day to day life and to learn what eventually might be my undoing.

It didn't take long.

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