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 …

“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 …

COVID-19 and Climate Change – What Can We Learn?

“There has never been a time when more people are out of touch with the natural world than now,” said Sir David Attenborough in January 2019. Just 18 months later, look where we are. In the midst of a global pandemic that many experts have attributed in part to our “lack of respect for nature” …

The Amazon Rainforest Fires – Have We Lost Touch with the Natural World?

The past few weeks have offered a saddening reminder of how much, as Sir David Attenborough said in his UN speech last year, we have lost touch with the natural world. NASA has confirmed that 2019 has seen the highest number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon in nearly a decade, with a year on …

Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg – Two Inspirational Voices Separated by Nearly 80 Years

Their respective recent speeches, among the most poignant, eye opening and important we have heard, took place at the 2018 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. The kind of generation defining speeches that our grandchildren may sadly watch back in the next century and wonder what went wrong and why …

Our Planet Needs (More Than) a Helping Hand – Welcome to Plastic Free Home

On 3 December last year Sir David Attenborough gave an arguably generation defining speech at the UN climate change summit in Katowice, Poland. At that summit, Sir David talked of “our greatest threat in thousands of years” and warned that “time is running out”. He said that “if we don’t take action, the collapse of …