Why We’ve Not Yet Lost Faith in Faith In Nature – We Put Your Questions to Them…

We recently shared a post from the lovely Scottish-based zero waste shop Grain & Sustain about their experience of working with Faith in Nature and the direction they felt the brand was taking going forward. It led to a lively and engaging debate, with other zero waste businesses sharing their own thoughts and experiences, alongside …

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: …

What Things Can You Do at Home to Live More Sustainably? 10 Ideas to Get You Started…

You may already have read out blog ‘Living More Sustainably – Where Do I Start?’ (do take a look if not…) and be in search of further ideas on practical, everyday changes you can make in order to work towards living more sustainably. Below is a list of ten great places to start… 1. Aim to …

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 …

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

Why are traditional sunscreens bad for the environment? Traditional (generally big brand) sunscreens often contain chemicals, including Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, that can harm or kill coral and marine life when they enter our rivers and oceans. Every time we bath or shower, wash our hands or swim outdoors having applied sunscreen, we risk introducing potentially toxic and …

Why Not all Soaps are Clean and Green – Our Top Eco-Friendly, Natural, Vegan and Cruelty Free Soap Bars

According to Conservation: “From cradle to gate, liquid soaps [also known as handwash] require five times more energy for raw material production and nearly 20 times more energy for packaging production than bar soaps do.” “A recent study on the environmental impacts of soaps and their associated packaging found that bar soaps have a lower …

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 …

Eco-Friendly Make-Up? Our Zao Review

Item name: Make-up Made by: Zao Bought from: Zao – Essence of Nature UK Description: Inspired by a gift received from a Taiwanese friend (A pen and pencil made from bamboo), the Zao brand was born. Zao is an environmentally alternative to mainstream make-up brands, offering a distinctive and wide range of largely refillable products. …

Eco-Friendly Recycled Toilet Paper – Our BoxRoll Review

Product name: BoxRoll recycled toilet roll Made by: Rural Trading Bought from: Rural Trading Description: If you’ve followed Plastic Free Home for a little while, you’ll know that we like to talk about toilet roll. You may have read our recent blog article, ‘The Environmental Impact of Toilet Paper’, for example, and you can check …

The Environmental Impact of Toilet Paper – Are Recycled or Bamboo Loo Rolls the Answer?

The environmental impact of toilet paper The average British consumer uses 127 rolls of toilet paper (loo roll) a year, according to Statista. The Confederation of Paper Industries says that this equates to 1.3 tonnes of tissue annually across the UK. Worldwide every year, we go through enough toilet roll to wrap around the Earth’s …