I was VERY excited to take part in BBC Women’s Hour this week, for a short chat about the impact of party bags on the environment – and our sanity – and what we can do about it, sharing ideas from This Book Is Not Rubbish.

Listen to the original programme here, and a longer discussion on the BBC Women’s Hour Parenting Podcast.

Here’s the overview:

“Plastic whistles, stretchy men… bubbles, balloons and sweets – How do you fill your goody bags for your child’s party? Are you totally anti the concept of handing out obligatory plastic tat … or do you go down the right-on environmental route with a sock filled with a bag of seeds, an educational book or a sugar-free cake mix? Jane speaks to Lucy Parsons mother of two who despairs over party bags and Isabel Thomas, a children’s science writer with three children who is taking steps to change the throw-away culture of children’s parties.”