Are Wood Burning Stoves (‘Log Burners’) Bad for the Environment or our Health?

We can probably all agree that wood burning stoves are easy on the eye and generally add a certain charm or homely feeling to your lounge or another room in the house. But, sadly they aren’t as beneficial for our health, so with the colder months approaching we explain why you may want to think […]

BBC TV Presenter Michaela Strachan on the Problems Facing Our Planet…

From nineties kids’ favourite The Really Wild Show through to the BBC’s Country File, Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes, TV presenter and nature lover Michaela Strachan has been on our screens for three decades. We spoke to Michaela to get her views on the problems facing our planet and to hear about her ongoing work with […]

How Many of These Items Contain Plastic? A Quick Quiz

At a recent talk we gave, we began with a question. How many of the 20 items below do you think can contain plastic? Answers given by the group ranged from 9 to 15. Take a look and see what you think? Find us on Facebook and drop us a message if you would like […]

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 […]

12 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 a dozen of the best reads to get you started. 1. How to Give Up Plastic – A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at […]

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 […]