Closing down sale!

Change is afoot at Rubbish Free!

Just over two years ago we rehashed the Rubbish Free website to try and make it easier for folk to reduce the amount of landfill rubbish leaving their homes. We did this by adding the Rubbish Free Guide, a searchable database of ideas and tips on reducing landfill rubbish and the Rubbish Free Store, an online store with products to help in this quest.

We’ve been absolutely wrapt and humbled by the support given to us in this endeavour. However, as Waveney and I both continue to work day jobs we’ve been finding it harder and harder to devote the time the Rubbish Free Store requires. Unfortunately, the store doesn’t generate enough income to pay someone to run it, (including ourselves!), and because it is so closely associated with us, we have decided not to sell the business. Instead, at the end of August, we will close the virtual doors on the store for the last time.

The Rubbish Free Guide will remain, along with the rest of the website which includes the blog, and we are going to add a page providing information on talks or presentations we are involved in, which will also continue.

Every cloud has a silver lining though, and for you that means an opportunity to bag some bargins! We have reduced all of the items in the store to the cost price, and they will remain at that price until they’ve sold out, or the 31st of August, whichever comes first.

So, please get in quickly and stock up with any items you may have been thinking of buying for yourselves, or plan ahead and get your Christmas and birthday presents sorted early!

As much as it is sad to be closing the store, Waveney and I feel very bouyed that there are now many other places on the web that folk are able to get products from. Back when we did the Rubbish Free Year in 2008 this wasn’t the case and I remember trying to get toothbrushes for ourselves from Sweden and Boston in the States. We are also hopeful that by removing the store from our lives we will be able to remain available for talks or consultations and that this will be more sustainable in the long term.

Thanks again for your support and encouragement. Please feel free to email me at:

Kind regards,

Matthew and Waveney