“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 […]

Find a Plastic Free or Zero Waste Shop Near You in the UK

With the dramatic rise of plastic free and zero waste shops in the UK, we set out to create a directory of all of them, allowing you to find those closest to where you live. But then we stumbled across Zero Waste Near Me, and decided that it is doing such a fantastic job we’d […]

‘Sales of Plastic Bags Have Fallen by 90%’ – Is the UK Government’s Claim True?

What the government has said The government recently announced that sales of plastic bags in the UK by large retailers had dropped by 90% since the introduction of the ‘plastic bag tax’ in 2015. ‘Large retailers’ being key as the data used only accounted for bag sales at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose, M&S and […]

Thoughts on Running a Plastic Free and Zero Waste Shop in the UK – By Someone Doing Just That…

The growing awareness of the plastic problem and the issue of waste and pollution more widely has seen a slowly growing number of plastic free or zero waste shops opening across the UK. So what is it like to start and run a plastic free shop, what are the challenges and can we expect to […]

The Important Role of Trees – An Interview With The Woodland Trust

If Trees are the Lungs of the Earth – Is Our Planet Out of Breath? We recently spoke to the Woodland Trust to remind ourselves about the importance of trees (often described as the Earth’s lungs) and their pivotal role in helping to handle our country’s (and indeed our planet’s) growing Carbon output, while providing […]