Is There a Zero Waste Shop Near Me? Explore a Zero Waste Directory to Find Out

With the ever-growing number of plastic free and zero waste shops and businesses in the UK, and given that we are often asked by followers to help locate their nearest options, we thought that you might find the five websites below helpful when looking for zero waste shops and businesses near you. 1. The Zero …

The A-Z of Our Top Eco-Friendly Companies and Brands

It’s easy as A, B, C – right? Not quite. We think that it’s worth taking the time to ensure that any eco-conscious swaps you are considering are actually “better” than the current brand and products you’re using. It’s too easy to make a “wrong turn” otherwise, or perhaps resolve one problem but get caught …

The 2020 Plastic Free Home Awards

As we’ve just ‘enjoyed’ awards season (well done to the BAFTAs for pushing sustainability, not so well done to the Oscars), it’s time for the biggest of them all (drum roll…), the annual Plastic Free Home Awards. There’s no glitzy ceremony, there are no heavyweight awards, Joaquin Phoenix isn’t among the winners and we’re not …

Ten of Our Favourite Zero Waste Online Retailers

If you’re in the UK and lucky enough to live near one or more zero waste shops (see our blog on this if you’re not sure), then of course shopping locally is always the best option. If not, here is our run down of our ten favourite online alternatives: Ecovibe (click here for an exclusive …

Our Interview with Zero Waste Business Maya’s Refillables

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 …

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 …

Plastic Free Tea Bags – Are Yours Plastic Free?

Many of us would be forgiven for assuming that tea bags have long been biodegradable and something that we could throw in our compost bins at home but even now this isn’t always the case. With tea bags on average containing 20-25% plastic (which is primarily used to seal the bags) and given that in …

12 Best Reusable and Eco-Friendly Coffee Cups – A Guide

How bad is the problem? The number of coffee shops in the UK has risen by over 400% in under twenty years, with 20% of Britons now visiting a coffee shop daily. Disposable coffee cups are made from paper and plastic lined, to make them waterproof. This dual layer makes them notoriously difficult to recycle, …

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 …

It’s Like Einstein Said… Getting in to the Plastic Free and Zero Waste Mindset

No, not E = MC2. Albert Einstein once proclaimed that “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that created them.” Last week really reminded us of this. We drove into our local town centre for a shopping trip and as we were walking around it got me thinking about how our aim as …