The importance of Avoiding Waste and Why We’re Angry At Sainsbury’s

We first wrote to Sir David Attenborough at the end of 2018, following his landmark words at the United Nations, to thank him for inspiring us and many others, and to tell him that we had established a small online community called Plastic Free Home in a small attempt to ‘do our bit’. As you […]

Naked Sprout Discount Code – 10% Discount on Eco Friendly Loo Roll

We’ve tried a range of eco loo roll brands and for us Naked Sprout is one of just two or three brands that is out in front, for the following reasons: Naked Sprout is:• Plastic Free• Unwrapped• Uses minimal, recycled packaging• 100% unbleached and free of chemicals• Produced using sustainably grown bamboo• Transported by sea […]

Why Do We Need Trees? Our Interview With The Woodland Trust

If Trees are the Lungs of the Earth – Is Our Planet Out of Breath? The photo above was taken on a woodland walk with our family during lockdown. We are sure that all of us have benefited from, enjoyed and hopefully learned to appreciate even more so nature in 2020. Sir David Attenborough, the […]

10 Tips for a More Eco Friendly Christmas

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means just a little bit more.” It’s not often that I quote the Grinch, but in this case, and perhaps this year more than any other, case Dr Seuss’ fictional character is spot on. Ordinarily, Christmas is a magical time of year but on the […]

“What happens next is up to every one of us,” Warns Attenborough

It’s been a busy week or two in the world of Plastic Free Home. Last week we co-hosted a live Q&A session with zero waste business founder Kate Cottrell, who runs the fantastic Scoop in nearby Fleet. Well worth a visit if and when you get time. We weren’t sure how long it would last or whether […]

“2020 Vision” A Poem About Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Living More Sustainably

2020, the strangest of years. One of many challenges and more than a few tears. We stayed at home, placed our lives on pause. Took to the streets to share our applause. But the world, it keeps spinning, and the fight for our future isn’t one that we’re winning. All the while it’s turning, Mother […]

“Sales of Plastic Bags Down 95%” Claims the Government

What the Government has said Upon confirming that the cost of a carrier bag in England will double to 10p from April 2020, the Government also proudly announced that sales of carrier bags have fallen by 95% since the introduction of the ‘plastic bag tax’ in 2015. The compulsory plastic bag charge currently only applies […]

Climate Change is Here. Now.

Back in 2006, we remember watching former United States’ Vice President Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, about what we then commonly referred to as “global warming”. At the time he said, “What we take for granted might not be here for our children,” a sobering thought and a message that the likes of Sir […]

Residents Say Recycling Plans Belong in the Bin – But Are They Right?

As recently highlighted, Wokingham Borough Council ( a local authority area in south east England, UK) is exploring replacing residents’ black kerbside recycling boxes with reusable hessian sacks. A quick glimpse at comments on a Wokingham.Today article or a brief trawl of social media will tell you that many residents are confused by or unhappy […]

Forget the Question, the Answer is Vinegar (and Bicarbonate of Soda…)

According to research, we spend £4.5 billion a year on cleaning products in the UK, whilst the global market is worth close to £30 billion. A quick search on a leading supermarket’s website for “cleaning products” offers up more than 400 items. From bathroom cleaners to kitchen cleaners, toilet cleaners to floor cleaners. From sprays […]