The Best Eco Friendly Sunscreens – Ocean and Reef Safe SPF Sun Creams

With summer having firmly arrived, we thought we’d offer up some tips on eco friendly sun protection. Why are traditional sunscreens bad for the environment? Big brand sunscreens often contain chemicals, including Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, that can harm or kill coral and marine life when they enter the water system. Vitally important ecosystems, coral reefs, often referred […]

Our Review: Iron & Velvet

Item name: Antibacterial surface cleaner (coconut and lime) Made by: Iron & Velvet Bought from: Iron & Velvet Description: Iron & Velvet was launched in 2014, with the aim of “bringing high quality, luxury cleaning products to market”. In 2020, this had evolved to focus on “The War on Plastic Pollution”. We tried Iron & […]

Our Review: Splosh

Item name: Washing up liquid and hand wash Made by: Splosh  Bought from: Splosh Description: Launched in 2012 and based in Wales, Splosh lives by the ethos that “refilling is better than recycling” You can buy their bottles for a range of household products, ranging from laundry detergent to shower gel. After switching to Splosh, […]

Get in the Eco Vibe With This Exclusive Discount at ecovibe.co.uk

­­­The lovely team at ecovibe.co.uk have been in touch to offer our readers 10% off site-wide. Every month online we’ll also be reviewing a new product from ecovibe.co.uk. Simply use the discount code PLASTICFREE10 at the checkout. If your order is likely to come to £45 or more, drop us an email at plasticfreehome@gmail.com and […]

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 […]

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, […]

Plastic Free Period? 12 Environmentally Friendly Sanitary Products – Pads, Tampons, Pants and Liners

According to the Women’s Environmental Network, the average woman will use more than 11,000 disposable sanitary products in her lifetime, with tampons, pads and panty liners creating over 200,000 tonnes of waste every year in the UK alone. The average woman will also spend 2,535 days of her life on her period. Currently, 90% of sanitary […]