20 of the Best Books to Read on Climate Change, the Plastic Problem and Other Environmental Issues

With a growing range of books on climate change, the plastic problem and other environmental issues (some good, some not so) hitting the shelves, here’s our helpful guide to 20 of the best reads to get you started. And, if you’re after suggestions for children, check out our blog here. A Life on Our Planet: …

The Best Eco-Friendly Sunscreens – Ocean and Reef Safe SPF Sun Creams

Why are traditional sunscreens bad for the environment? Traditional (generally big brand) sunscreens often contain chemicals, including Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, that can harm or kill coral and marine life when they enter our rivers and oceans. Every time we bath or shower, wash our hands or swim outdoors having applied sunscreen, we risk introducing potentially toxic and …

Recycled Ocean Plastic Sunglasses ~ Our Waterhaul Review

Item name: Sunglasses made from recycled ocean plastics Made by: Waterhaul Bought from: Waterhaul Description: Waterhaul is a social enterprise based in Newquay, Cornwall (UK) and already one of our favourite eco brands we’ve come across in the past year. Annually, 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets and equipment are carelessly lost or unnecessarily discarded in our oceans.Ocean Cleanup’s …

Our Review: The Salty Herb Handmade Bath Bombs

Item name: Handmade bath bombs Made by: The Salty Herb Bought from: The Salty Herb Description: Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Salty Herb is a small skincare business, founded in 2019, selling products including bath bombs, bath salts and body oils. Their simple but effective mission is: “to encourage people in a fast paced world to slow down …

“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 …

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 …

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” …

Our Review: Iron & Velvet’s Eco Friendly Antibacterial Surface Cleaner

Item name: Antibacterial surface cleaner Made by: Iron & Velvet Bought from: Iron & Velvet Description: Iron & Velvet was launched in 2014, with the aim of “bringing high quality, luxury cleaning products to market”. In 2020, this had evolved to focus on “The War on Plastic Pollution”. We tried Iron & Velvet’s antibacterial surface …

Our Review: Splosh

Item name: Washing up liquid and hand wash Made by: Splosh  Bought from: Splosh Description: Launched in 2012 and based in Wales, Splosh lives by the ethos that “refilling is better than recycling” You can buy their bottles for a range of household products, ranging from laundry detergent to shower gel. After switching to Splosh, …

Get in the Eco Vibe With This Exclusive Discount at ecovibe.co.uk

­­­The lovely team at ecovibe.co.uk have been in touch to offer our readers 10% off site-wide. Every month online we’ll also be reviewing a new product from ecovibe.co.uk. Simply use the discount code PLASTICFREE10 at the checkout. If your order is likely to come to £45 or more, drop us an email at plasticfreehome@gmail.com and …