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: …

20 Children’s Books on Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Other Environmental Issues

Having recently shared our list of must read books on climate change, plastic pollution and other environmental issues (for grown-ups), we are back with our rundown of 20 books for children. If your children (or indeed grandchildren) are anything like ours, they will be already be learning about and regularly engaging with the subject at …

“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 …

Climate Change is Here. Now.

Back in 2006, we remember watching former United States’ Vice President Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, about what we then commonly referred to as “global warming”. At the time he said, “What we take for granted might not be here for our children,” a sobering thought and a message that the likes of Sir …

On BBC Radio With Candidates From Five UK Political Parties – Tackling Them On The Environment

This morning, BBC Radio Berkshire were kind enough to put in an appearance along the walk to work. They were holding a live debate with the five General Election candidates for Reading East, which covers the centre of the town and its surrounds, stretching out into the Borough of Wokingham: Matt Rodda, Labour PartyCraig Morley, …

Washing the Dishes – From Plastic Free Scourers, Brushes and Cloths to Washing Up Liquid and Dishwasher Tables

Washing the Dishes – From Plastic Free Scourers, Brushes and Cloths to Washing Up Liquid and Dishwasher Tables A double-sided sponge was first patented by 3M for the purposes of car washing. Fast forward to 2019 and billions of kitchen scourers are sold worldwide every year. Couple that with the billions of dishcloths, largely made …

Are UK Supermarkets Doing Enough? From Plastic Carrier Bags to Packaging, We Compare Them…

“More than two thirds of the packaging in families’ weekly shops is not recyclable,” according to an article published in the Telegraph last month. The article also highlighted the fact that UK supermarkets are responsible for an estimated 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging every year. The newspaper conducted a study which looked at four leading …

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 Times Can You Recycle Different Materials? From Plastic to Paper, Alumnium to Glass

the recent release of the Lion King and the circle of life got us thinking. What about the recycling circle, or loop? For many, being able to pop something in a kerbside bin or to send it off to Teracycle provides peace of mind that their waste may avoid ending up in landfill or worse, …

How Many of These Everyday 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 may contain plastic? Answers given by the group ranged from 9 to 15. Take a look and see what you think? 1. Glitter 2. Till receipts 3. Tea bags 4. Chewing gum 5. Sticky …