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How to Start a Zero Waste Lifestyle – Where Do I Begin?

At Plastic Free Home we’re often asked, “where do I start?” when people decide that they want to work towards living a greener lifestyle. For example, whether you choose to focus on reducing your plastic consumption or the amount of waste you produce overall, knowing where to begin can be daunting or somewhat overwhelming. Our [...]

Compost – 7 Reasons to Avoid Peat and Why it is Bad for the Environment

On a recent trip to a garden centre for compost (Ericaceous - which we have found harder to make ourselves), we became very frustrated at the lack of peat free options. When asking a member of staff for help, they appeared oblivious to the issue and the reason for the question. Needless to say, we [...]

Litter Picking – A New Way to Give Back

As a family of four, we’ve lost track of how far we have walked this year, but it’s a fair distance. Through some beautiful (and often remote) parts of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey (as we live pretty close to all three). Throughout a very challenging 2020, nature has provided us with a sanctuary; a safe [...]

Should I Become Vegetarian? The Environmental Impact of Eating Meat

At Plastic Free Home, we're proud to have never eaten seafood. From an early age, we never liked the idea of taking anything out of the ocean as we love the sea. We've also never eaten animals that we know are killed young, lamb or veal for example. We have however been meat eaters for [...]

10 Must Watch Films and Documentaries on Climate Change and Sustainability

As we enter the winter months, and given the ongoing pandemic, we're all likely to be spending more time at home. If you fancy taking a break from binge-watching the latest series on Netflix (other streaming services are available - it's just the best one), here's our simple list of ten films and documentaries on [...]

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 [...]