Plastic Free Tea Bags – Are Yours Plastic Free?

Many of us would be forgiven for assuming that tea bags have long been biodegradable and something that we could throw in our compost bins at home but even now this isn’t always the case. With tea bags on average containing 20-25% plastic (which is primarily used to seal the bags) and given that in […]

A Toothbrush That Really Will Make You Smile – Bamboo Toothbrushes

If we asked you, “What do you brush your teeth with?” your answer would probably be “a toothbrush”. But what kind of toothbrush? It is estimated that 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are used worldwide every year and that the average person uses more than 300 in their lifetime. Research has found that a large proportion […]

Recycling Myths, Mistakes and Misunderstandings Explained – By a Leading Waste Management Company!

With the aim of clearing up any confusion and dispelling a few myths around waste disposal, recycling and the plastic problem, we interviewed waste management partnership re3. Who better to ask than the experts! From what to put (and not put) in kerbside bins to what happens to recyclable items incorrectly put in to bin […]

UK Crisp Company Two Farmers Discuss Their ‘First to Market’ Zero Waste and Plastic Free Home Compostable Crisp Packets

Here at Plastic Free Home, we’re huge admirers of Herefordshire-based Two Farmers Crisps. Firstly, as they’re delicious, but more importantly because this small British company has beaten leading players like Walkers (who churn out 11m plastic crisp bags EVERY day and are still just ‘trying’ to tackle the problem) to market with home compostable packaging. […]