Ten Tips for a Plastic Free and More Environmentally Friendly Christmas

Tis the Season to Be Jolly Environmentally Conscious… “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” It’s not often that we quote the Grinch, but in this case Dr Seuss’ fictional character is spot on. Christmas is a magical time of year but on the flip side it’s […]

Our Review of Splosh’s Home Refillable Cleaning Products

Launched in 2012 by Angus Grahame, Welsh-based company Splosh is on a mission to help us reduce the amount of plastic we consume when it comes to household cleaning products. Angus says that the idea for Splosh came to him after a trip to his local Co-Op in Hay-on-Wye, to recycle old plastic bottles. Watching […]

Washing the Dishes – From Plastic Free Scourers, Brushes and Cloths to Washing Up Liquid and Dishwasher Tables

Washing the Dishes – From Plastic Free Scourers, Brushes and Cloths to Washing Up Liquid and Dishwasher Tables A double-sided sponge was first patented by 3M for the purposes of car washing. Fast forward to 2019 and billions of kitchen scourers are sold worldwide every year. Couple that with the billions of dishcloths, largely made […]

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 […]

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 Times Can You Recycle Different Materials? From Plastic to Paper, Alumnium to Glass

the recent release of the Lion King and the circle of life got us thinking. What about the recycling circle, or loop? For many, being able to pop something in a kerbside bin or to send it off to Teracycle provides peace of mind that their waste may avoid ending up in landfill or worse, […]

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 […]

UK Crisp Company Two Farmers Discuss Their ‘First to Market’ Zero Waste and Plastic Free Home Compostable Crisp Packets

Here at Plastic Free Home, we’re huge admirers of Herefordshire-based Two Farmers Crisps. Firstly, as they’re delicious, but more importantly because this small British company has beaten leading players like Walkers (who churn out 11m plastic crisp bags EVERY day and are still just ‘trying’ to tackle the problem) to market with home compostable packaging. […]

Our Planet Needs (More Than) a Helping Hand – Welcome to Plastic Free Home

On 3 December last year Sir David Attenborough gave an arguably generation defining speech at the UN climate change summit in Katowice, Poland. At that summit, Sir David talked of “our greatest threat in thousands of years” and warned that “time is running out”. He said that “if we don’t take action, the collapse of […]