Running a Zero Waste Shop – Interview with Scoop Owner Kate Cottrell

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 […]

Ten Tips for a Plastic Free and More Environmentally Friendly Christmas

Tis the Season to Be Jolly Environmentally Conscious… “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” It’s not often that we quote the Grinch, but in this case Dr Seuss’ fictional character is spot on. Christmas is a magical time of year but on the flip side it’s […]

10 Wooden (And Plastic Free) Toy Brands We Love This Christmas – For Babies, Toddlers and Children

When it comes to Christmas presents and toys, games and puzzles, avoiding plastic can be difficult. Here are ten brands that can help you to do just that… Big Jigs – A high quality range of wooden train sets, toys and puzzles.Melissa & Doug – A huge collection of well-made wooden toys, games and puzzles.Brushwood Toys – If […]

Planning a Plastic Free Children’s Party? From Cups and Plates to Decorations, ‘Make it Pop’ May Have it Covered

When recently hosting a children’s party, we obviously wanted to avoid unnecessary single use plastic and waste. We put up minimal reusable paper decorations and avoided balloons entirely. We gave away books wrapped in paper with paper tape in place of party bags full of plastic rubbish. And we avoided the traditional plates and cups, […]