Peat Free Compost – Why Monty Don and Nature and Wildlife Charities are Leading the Call To Go Peat Free

On a recent trip to a garden centre to buy ericaceous compost (the more acidic variety, which we have found harder to make ourselves), we were once again reminded of the lack of available peat free options. When asking a member of staff for help, they appeared oblivious as to the reason for the question …

15 Must Watch Films and TV Documentaries on Climate Change and Sustainability

If you fancy taking a break from binge-watching the latest series on Netflix (other streaming services are available – it’s arguably just the best one), here’s our simple list of 15 films and TV documentaries on climate change and sustainability that are well worth a watch. You might just learn something… (you will, guaranteed). 2. …

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 …

Is There a Zero Waste Shop Near Me? Explore a Zero Waste Directory to Find Out

With the ever-growing number of plastic free and zero waste shops and businesses in the UK, and given that we are often asked by followers to help locate their nearest options, we thought that you might find the five websites below helpful when looking for zero waste shops and businesses near you. 1. The Zero …

S’wheat Launches ‘The World’s First Reusable Bottle Made from Plant-Based Materials’ – Join the Waiting List Now to Get Your Hands on ‘The World’s Most Sustainable Bottle.’

We’ve been keeping an eye on the S’wheat brand and its progress in the past couple of years so we were delighted when co-founder Jake Elliott-Hook got in touch to tell us more about S’wheat’s soon-to-launch new reusable drinks bottle, sold as ‘the world’s first reusable bottle, made from plants.’ Scotland-based S’wheat is the brainchild …

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 …

Ethical and Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs – From Fairtrade and Plastic Free to Vegan and Organic

Easter eggs and the status quo An estimated 80 million chocolate Easter eggs are sold annually in the UK. According to the Retail Data Partnership, Cadbury has a 20% share of the UK confectionary market at Easter, with the top 10 selling brands as follows: 1. Cadbury2. Nestle3. Haribo4. Wrigley’s5. Galaxy6. Kinder7. Maltesers8. Maynards Bassetts9. Swizzels10. …

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 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 …