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 …

Over the Rainbow Lies a New Campaign with An Equally Important Message – to ‘#lovenature’

#lovenature Last year, Crystal Stanley, from Ipswich, created the inspirational ‘Rainbow Trail’ campaign with her daughter Ariana, encouraging people across the UK to decorate their windows with rainbows in support of frontline NHS workers. The campaign attracted the support of millions of families nationwide and significant press coverage, while Crystal received a Point of Light …

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 …

Plastic Packaging: Which Supermarket Topped This Year’s League Table?

The events of the past year have inevitably pushed the plastic problem down the news agenda, whilst giving supermarkets fresh challenges to urgently address. But, as Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency’s’ (EIA) third annual report explains: “supermarkets still aren’t doing enough.” The report ranks the UK’s top ten supermarkets based on their progress in …

Recycled Ocean Plastic Sunglasses ~ Our Waterhaul Review

Item name: Sunglasses made from recycled ocean plastics Made by: Waterhaul Bought from: Waterhaul Description: Waterhaul is a social enterprise based in Newquay, Cornwall (UK) and already one of our favourite eco brands we’ve come across in the past year. Annually, 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets and equipment are carelessly lost or unnecessarily discarded in our oceans.Ocean Cleanup’s …

The Importance of Avoiding Waste and Why We’re Angry At Sainsbury’s

We first wrote to Sir David Attenborough at the end of 2018, following his landmark words at the United Nations, to thank him for inspiring us and many others, and to tell him that we had established a small online community called Plastic Free Home in a small attempt to ‘do our bit’. As you …

Recycling Symbols – What Do They Mean? When a Picture Doesn’t Paint a Thousand Words…

Here at Plastic Free Home, we regularly receive questions or witness confusion around the many symbols displayed on the back of everyday packaging. What do they mean, and more importantly, what don’t they mean? Here’s our quick and helpful guide… Perhaps the symbol most synonymous with recycling, the ‘mobius loop’ indicates that the item can …

Coronavirus: Plastic 1-0 Planet? Covid-19 Scare Sees Many Reverting to Plastic

“Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses,” according to the NHS. Public Health England says the same, and suggests that we should only be using hand sanitiser when handwashing isn’t possible. It can be quite rough on our skin and in some cases lead to cracking …

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 …

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 …