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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.
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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...
Packaging Part 3: The Kitchen Kit

Packaging Part 3: The Kitchen Kit

It's part 3 of our packaging series. This time, we're looking at all of the packaging our kitchen kit products come wrapped in (spoiler alert: there's not much and, of course, none of it is plastic).
Product Spotlight: String Bags

Product Spotlight: String Bags

There are so many great things about these string bags, it's hard to know where to start! 

From organic cotton to saving turtles, here's an in-depth look at what makes these reusable bags so great.

Packaging Part 2: The Bathroom Kit

Packaging Part 2: The Bathroom Kit

In this short series on packaging, we’re looking at all of the packaging that passes through What Plastic HQ. To kick things off, we explored the packaging we use to ship products. In part 2, we’re taking a look at the packaging our bathroom products come in.
Recycling symbols and OPRLs

Recycling symbols and OPRLs

There are so many different recycling labels cluttering the back of packaging that things can get pretty confusing and even misleading. 

We've made a list of the most common labels so that you'll know how to identify exactly what you can and can't recycle.

5 mistakes you're probably making with your plastic recycling

5 mistakes you're probably making with your plastic recycling

Even the most well-meaning of recyclers can make mistakes. Check out our list of common recycling errors so you can avoid them and feel super smug about actually making a difference.

Packaging Part 1: Shipping

Packaging Part 1: Shipping

Packaging is a necessary evil, so here's the low-down on all of the packaging that passes through What Plastic HQ!
Product Spotlight: Beeswax Wraps

Product Spotlight: Beeswax Wraps

Organic cotton, local beeswax, and the warmth of your hands to stick it all together.

We take a closer look at beeswax wraps.