Trying To Live A Zero Waste Life

For quite a while my wife and I have become increasingly more aware of the amount of waste that we are dumping on our planet and just what a devastating effect it is having on planet earth. As such, we have decided to try to live a zero waste life. We both feel it’s vitally important for our children so that when they become adults they’ll hopefully inherit a cleaner, more environmentally friendly planet than what it is currently. It’s also vital that we teach our seven old twins now about zero waste so it is passed onto future generations… [Read More]

DIY and the use of Plastic, UPVC and Perspex.

Nowadays the use of plastic in DIY and all jobs around the home is bigger than ever. Where metal, wood and other materials were previously the chosen material, it seems that the use of UPVC, plastic and perspex have taken over. This is my list of DIY jobs that now use the new materials, along with the benefits of doing so. The benefits of using plastic, UPVC or perspex are simple. They are low maintenance and last a lot longer than the more traditional materials. With wood or metal, they require painting on a regular basis. Yet that’s not the… [Read More]

The Plastic People – How to remove scratches from acrylic

Acrylic, also known as Plexiglas or Perspex, is a popular, plastic-based alternative to glass.  It is an extremely versatile substance, used widely around the home in furniture (such as coffee tables and side tables) fish tanks, picture frames, splashbacks and mirrors. It is both decorative and functional, and as a result an essential material. But how do you remove scratches from acrylic products in your home? Follow these handy tips from plastic product providers The Plastic People, and your acrylic furniture will continue to shine. Light scratches Light scratches, as you can imagine, are much easier to combat than deep ones.  To do this effectively, you will need a special… [Read More]