Zero Plastic Hero Blog

Look out for old microbeads

Look out for old microbeads

While having a sort through our bathroom cupboard I found a body scrub from long-forgotten gift set.   Checking the ingredients ‘Polyethylene’ is l...
Plastic in animal feed

Plastic in animal feed

The news in October told us that microplastics have been found in human stools. But how did they get there??An article in The Guardian last weekend...
Plastic clothes?

Plastic clothes?

 by Isabel M. I LOVE shopping. I particularly love clothes shopping. And I've made a career out of persuading other people to shop. But since I s...
Inhaler Recycling

Inhaler Recycling

 by Isabel M. Some plastic waste is unavoidable and this is certainly true for many medical items. It is worth finding out if your plastic medica...
Ecobricks

Ecobricks

 by Isabel M. Have you made an Ecobrick? "An Ecobrick is a reusable building block created by packing clean and dry used plastic into a plastic ...
Car Tyres

Car Tyres

 by Isabel M. Every day I learn something new about plastic. Today it was car tyres. I had no idea that car tyres are made of around 60% plastic....
Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

 by Isabel M. As well as reducing our use of plastic we need to dispose of any plastic waste responsibly. Contact lenses are made of plastic and ...