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 […]

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 […]

Percol Coffee Bags Vs Taylor’s of Harrogate Coffee Bags – the Verdict

This week, when exiting the station during the morning commute, we were handed a packet of coffee bags from upmarket-ish drinks brand, Taylors of Harrogate. While our first reaction was to ‘refuse’, we instead took one packet in order to pit them up against the box of Percol’s new coffee bags sat on our desk for […]

‘Sales of Plastic Bags Have Fallen by 90%’ – Is the UK Government’s Claim True?

What the government has said The government recently announced that sales of plastic bags in the UK by large retailers had dropped by 90% since the introduction of the ‘plastic bag tax’ in 2015. ‘Large retailers’ being key as the data used only accounted for bag sales at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose, M&S and […]

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 […]

A Toothbrush That Really Will Make You Smile – Bamboo Toothbrushes

If we asked you, “What do you brush your teeth with?” your answer would probably be “a toothbrush”. But what kind of toothbrush? It is estimated that 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are used worldwide every year and that the average person uses more than 300 in their lifetime. Research has found that a large proportion […]