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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 stuffThe 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 last…

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Ten plastic free gift ideas

Ten plastic free gift ideas

Buying gifts can be tricky at the best of times, but right now, it's a veritable minefield, especially if you are trying to be a bit more eco-friendly when it comes to what you buy and where you buy it.We've compiled this handy list of great gift ideas, from a…

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You don't have to do it all

You don't have to do it all

There are so many ways that we all could be making the world a better place, it can often be overwhelming when you think about what you should, or could, actually do. Should you recycle more? Buy milk in a glass bottle. Swap your bottle of shampoo for a bar?…

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Why bother?

Why bother?

If you've spent the past few days removing plastic tape from Christmas wrapping paper before popping it into the recycling, or are busy trying to figure out how long it will take you to work your way through the many plastic tubs of 'luxury body lotion' that you've been gifted…

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No Black Friday deals here - yay!

No Black Friday deals here - yay!

Black Friday has become a really big event in the annual calendar, and we often get asked if we will be offering any discounts or special deals in the run up to Christmas, so we thought we'd share a little bit about why we won't be running any huge (or…

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Christmas gift wrapping doesn't have to be complicated

Christmas gift wrapping doesn't have to be complicated

You might have guessed that here at The Plastic Free Shop, we are all about helping you to reduce the amount of plastic (specifically single use) that you use.One of the big sources of plastic waste that we often don't even think about is good old fashioned sticky tape. Not…

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The Ultimate Spring Recycling!

The Ultimate Spring Recycling!

With Spring well and truly on us and the weather set to improve next week, it will be great to get out in the garden and out for some lovely Spring air. It’s a busy and important time of year for wildlife with nesting season in full flow. One of my…

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