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Microplastics and ocean plastic

Microplastics are everywhere, from our oceans to our soil and even our plates. We run you through what they are, where you'll find them and how you can stop them.
Why is plastic such a big problem anyway?

Why is plastic such a big problem anyway?

As we learned from The Sound of Music, the beginning is a very good place to start. So in this blog post we’ve decided to go back to basics and loo...
The Resin Identification Code (or “chasing arrows triangle”)

The Resin Identification Code (or “chasing arrows triangle”)

Can you tell your PET from your PVC? Is your milk bottle made from HDPE or LDPE? Read our handy guide on plastic types so you can prioritise buying ones that are easiest to recycle.
Easy Plastic-Free Alternatives

Easy Plastic-Free Alternatives

Wouldn't it be handy if someone compiled a list of all the really easy swaps you could do to get rid of plastic? Well you're in luck! We've gathered together some of the simplest ways to get rid of single-use plastic so you can start kicking the habit.
Product Spotlight: Soapnut Shampoo Bars

Product Spotlight: Soapnut Shampoo Bars

Interested in getting rid of single-use plastic from your bathroom? Find out a little more about plastic-free shampoo bars right here...
The waste hierarchy

The waste hierarchy

SPOILER ALERT: recycling isn’t the best thing you can do to help get rid of waste. It’s not even the second best thing. I know, right? Read on to learn more about the waste hierarchy.

8 Lazy Ways To Ditch Plastic This Christmas

8 Lazy Ways To Ditch Plastic This Christmas

You've already got enough on your plate at Christmas (metaphorically and physically!) without spending time trying to cut down on waste. So we've made a list of 8 low-effort things you can try if you still want to give the planet a little gift this Christmas.
Disposable or reusable: which is better?

Disposable or reusable: which is better?

When it comes to eco-friendly choices, things aren’t always as they seem. Often we only think about the eco footprint of disposing of an item, rather than how eco-friendly it was to produce in the first place. Weighing up carbon footprint vs waste disposal can be a tricky one...
Product spotlight: Recycled toilet paper

Product spotlight: Recycled toilet paper

Ready to put your bum on the line to save the planet? Find out more about our recycled loo roll in this product spotlight blog!
What Happens at a Composting Facility

What Happens at a Composting Facility

What actually happens to your garden and food waste once it's been taken away? And why shouldn't you put food scraps in with your general waste? Find out more in this composting blog!
What Happens at a Landfill Site

What Happens at a Landfill Site

You stick your rubbish in a black bin bag, the lorry picks it up, and it gets dumped in the landfill. Right? Wrong! Here's what *actually* happens to your household waste collection.
recycled plastic bottles table

What Happens at a Recycling Centre

What Plastic’s intrepid reporter (me!) recently went on a tour of the local waste management centre to learn all about what happens to your househo...