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Which Eco Coffee Cup Is the Best For You?

Which Eco Coffee Cup Is the Best For You?

Did you know that in the biggest coffee drinking countries, including the UK, only 1 out of 400 coffee cups are recycled? We don’t know about you, but we think that is both scary and sad, especially when you think about just how much tea and coffee we drink as a nation! 

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Three Simple Swaps For Cleaning Your Home, 2022 Eco-Style!

Three Simple Swaps For Cleaning Your Home, 2022 Eco-Style!

As we start another New Year, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the 'New Year, New You' that goes on, and it's really easy to get bogged down with all the new things that you should, or could be doing to become more of an eco-hero at home. Instead of going gung-ho into a million changes that have no chance of lasting past the end of January, why not try just one or two swaps to get you started. Here are three really simple swaps that can make all the difference and will give you a good start to the year.

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4 Lovely Benefits of Using Eco-Friendly Linen

4 Lovely Benefits of Using Eco-Friendly Linen

We are such big fans of linen here at The Plastic Free Shop, so we thought we'd share with you just a few of the reasons that we have plenty of lovely linen products here at the Shop and why we love to use it! So grab a cuppa and see if you agree with us that linen is one of the loveliest of fabrics!

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Our Top Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts For 2021

Our Top Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts For 2021

Our Top Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts For 2021We can all agree that Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and we’re definitely not the first to say it! But, while it is undeniably magical, it can also be pretty darned wasteful. As always, we’re on a mission to create a more…

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How to Choose the Right Shampoo Bar for Your Hair

How to Choose the Right Shampoo Bar for Your Hair

If you've tried using a shampoo bar, and felt it wasn't for you, we've got some great tips to help you finally ditch the bottle and find the perfect plastic free shampoo for your eco friendly bathroom supplies!

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5 Plastic-Free Cleaning Products to Get You Started

5 Plastic-Free Cleaning Products to Get You Started

If you've been thinking about reducing the amount of plastic in your kitchen cupboard, you'll be pleased to know that it's pretty easy to do. To get you started, here are just a few of our favourite plastic free cleaning products to help you make your kitchen cleaning supplies a tad more eco friendly!

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Plastic Free July Activities

Plastic Free July Activities

While we love Plastic Free July (we are, after all, The Plastic Free Shop, and reducing plastic runs through our veins) we don’t want to add to the pressure of somehow using no plastic for a whole month when you probably already have enough going on with at the moment. That said, plastic pollution, especially from single use plastics, is a serious issue and reducing the amount of plastic waste in the world really is a key way to make a difference.

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Devastating report from ITV about Amazon destroying products

Devastating report from ITV about Amazon destroying products

You may not have seen the ITV report describing the methods used by Amazon to destroy a huge number of products every single day.You can watch it here. Please do watch it.It's pretty terrible, right?Especially if you give more than half a hoot about the environment and do your bit…

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Our Values

Our Values

Our Values  As part of our 'setting up our stall' for the Thursday Market at Hay-On-Wye, we felt it would be handy for customers to be able to read a little about our values as a business. Trying to condense the values that you work by is tricky. Really tricky. At…

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The last thing the planet, and you, need is more stuff

The last thing the planet, and you, need is more stuff

The last thing the planet, and you, need is more stuff  The title above is taken from the brilliant Martin Dorey's book, No. More. Rubbish. Excuses - a really excellent book to buy, enjoy and pass on. You might be forgiven for thinking that giving a blog post the title; 'The…

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