Recycling Scheme Continues to Support Local Causes

Following our recent piece on TerraCycle, explaining a little more about its model and what you can recycle, we caught up with Alison Chaney who manages a very successful TerraCycle collection scheme covering Reading and Wokingham in Berkshire (UK). Her Facebook page, Ali’s Recycling for the Local Community, now has over 1,000 followers, with many […]

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 […]

On BBC Radio With Candidates From Five UK Political Parties – Tackling Them On The Environment

This morning, BBC Radio Berkshire were kind enough to put in an appearance along the walk to work. They were holding a live debate with the five General Election candidates for Reading East, which covers the centre of the town and its surrounds, stretching out into the Borough of Wokingham: Matt Rodda, Labour PartyCraig Morley, […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s it Like to Run a Zero Waste Business? We spoke to Maya’s Refillables

Maya’s Refillables is a zero waste refill business based in Woodley, near Wokingham, Berkshire. You can find Maya’s Refillables at local markets in Woodley and Wokingham, in and around Reading Town Centre and at the University of Reading, with that list growing every month. Tell us about Maya’s Refillables? “My name is Mariana but everybody […]

Recycling Myths, Mistakes and Misunderstandings Explained – By a Leading Waste Management Company!

With the aim of clearing up any confusion and dispelling a few myths around waste disposal, recycling and the plastic problem, we interviewed waste management partnership re3. Who better to ask than the experts! From what to put (and not put) in kerbside bins to what happens to recyclable items incorrectly put in to bin […]

12 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 a dozen of the best reads to get you started. 1. How to Give Up Plastic – A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at […]