Ten of Our Favourite Zero Waste Online Retailers

If you’re in the UK and lucky enough to live near one or more zero waste shops (see our blog on this if you’re not sure), then of course shopping locally is always the best option. If not, here is our run down of our ten favourite online alternatives: Ecovibe (click here for an exclusive […]

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 […]

Running a Zero Waste Shop – Interview with Scoop Owner Kate Cottrell

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 […]

Find a Plastic Free or Zero Waste Shop Near You in the UK

With the dramatic rise of plastic free and zero waste shops in the UK, we set out to create a directory of all of them, allowing you to find those closest to where you live. But then we stumbled across Zero Waste Near Me, and decided that it is doing such a fantastic job we’d […]

It’s Like Einstein Said… Getting in to the Plastic Free and Zero Waste Mindset

No, not E = MC2. Albert Einstein once proclaimed that “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that created them.” Last week really reminded us of this. We drove into our local town centre for a shopping trip and as we were walking around it got me thinking about how our aim as […]

Planning a Plastic Free Children’s Party? From Cups and Plates to Decorations, ‘Make it Pop’ May Have it Covered

When recently hosting a children’s party, we obviously wanted to avoid unnecessary single use plastic and waste. We put up minimal reusable paper decorations and avoided balloons entirely. We gave away books wrapped in paper with paper tape in place of party bags full of plastic rubbish. And we avoided the traditional plates and cups, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts on Running a Plastic Free and Zero Waste Shop in the UK – By Someone Doing Just That…

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 […]