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 […]

12 of the Best Children’s Books to Read on Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Other Environmental Issues

We recently shared our ten must read books for grown-ups on climate change, the plastic problem and other environmental issues . This time it’s our list of our recommended books for children… What A Waste: Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet, Jess FrenchA Planet Full of Plastic, Neil LaytonSomebody Swallowed Stanley, Sarah RobertsNational Trust: How […]

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 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 […]

Bamboo Toilet Rolls – Why They Are a Better Option From the Co Founder of The Cheeky Panda

We recently caught up with Chris Forbes, Co-Founder of The Cheeky Panda®, the company behind loo rolls and tissues made from 100% responsibly sourced FSC bamboo. The brand was created by entrepreneurs Chris and Julie in January 2016, after a holiday trip to Southeast Asia where they were exposed to the fact that the vast […]

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 […]