“2020 Vision” A Poem About Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Living More Sustainably

2020, the strangest of years. One of many challenges and more than a few tears. We stayed at home, placed our lives on pause. Took to the streets to share our applause. But the world, it keeps spinning, and the fight for our future isn’t one that we’re winning. All the while it’s turning, Mother […]

“Sales of Plastic Bags Down 95%” Claims the Government

What the Government has said Upon confirming that the cost of a carrier bag in England will double to 10p from April 2020, the Government also proudly announced that sales of carrier bags have fallen by 95% since the introduction of the ‘plastic bag tax’ in 2015. The compulsory plastic bag charge currently only applies […]

What is the Best Plastic Free and Environmentally Friendly Deodorant?

The deodorant market In 2018, the worldwide deodorant market was estimated to be worth an incredible £60 billion ($73 billion) and 79% of people in the UK include a deodorant in their weekly shop. Leading names range from Dove, L’Oreal and Nivea to Lynx, Sure and supermarket own brands. What are the problems with traditional […]

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 […]

Percol Coffee Bags Vs Taylor’s of Harrogate Coffee Bags – the Verdict

This week, when exiting the station during the morning commute, we were handed a packet of coffee bags from upmarket-ish drinks brand, Taylors of Harrogate. While our first reaction was to ‘refuse’, we instead took one packet in order to pit them up against the box of Percol’s new coffee bags sat on our desk for […]

BBC TV Presenter Michaela Strachan on the Problems Facing Our Planet…

From nineties kids’ favourite The Really Wild Show through to the BBC’s Country File, Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes, TV presenter and nature lover Michaela Strachan has been on our screens for three decades. We spoke to Michaela to get her views on the problems facing our planet and to hear about her ongoing work with […]

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 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 […]

The Problem With Plastic Free Cotton Buds

This is going to be one of our shorter blogs, as the message is a very simple one. Cotton buds. Many of the leading brands are now making a big fuss about the fact that they have (finally and long overdue) made their cotton buds plastic free. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re made from […]

Plastic Bags vs Paper Bags – Why Paper Bags Are Not the Answer Either

When we hear someone say, “why don’t they just switch to paper bags?” we sigh. It’s a classic example we like to use when talking about the importance of making the right changes. One that is genuinely better environmentally as opposed to another that simply seems like it should be. According to the UK Government, […]