Plastic free alternatives to help you go zero waste at home
Instead of washing up liquid in a plastic bottle , our organic dish soaps are a fantastic solution for a zero waste alternative. Use our dish soap directly on dishes when washing up with a wooden dish brush. They last up to 9 months, some dish soaps have added bicarb for tougher cleaning and our range of Castile soaps can be grated and added to warm water in a glass jar to make liquid Castile soap.
Cleaning Sponges & Cloths
Our range of compostable plastic free cleaning sponges are made from cotton, wood pulp and flax meaning they are compostable at home making them eco-friendly and great for the environment. They are super absorbent, durable and reusable and a perfect alternative to disposable single use paper towels and do not emit micro- plastic pollution, unlike classic sponge cloths either. Use as a general cleaning cloth, dishcloths or instead of kitchen roll to wipe up spills. We also have a range of organic cotton, jute, and upcycled fabric cleaning cloths for wiping surfaces and spills.
Plant Based Brushes
We stock a huge range of plant based brushes for your home made from natural fibres such as coconut fibre , loofah and Tampico. We never use animal based bristles as we're a 100% vegan owned and operated store. Our coconut based products including a handy bottle brush are made from sustainably farmed coconut husk's which would otherwise go to waste. Coconut fibres help remove mould, are non-scratch and naturally anti-bacterial. Our Tampico based brushes, from the agave cactus, are a stiffer alternative and a favourite alternative to plastic and nylon brushes meaning no micro-fibres down the plug hole. Our loofahs, despite looking like sea sponge , are plant based from the cucumber family and when wet, expand and soften up, perfect for cleaning . All wooden elements are FSC certified meaning they come from responsibly managed forests or plantations. Our range includes scourers, dish brushes, replaceable dish brush heads, bottle brushes, scrubbing cloths, compostable sponges, bamboo scrapers and more.
Silicone Bags & Stetch Lids
If you are looking for how to avoid those pesky plastic sandwich bags and tackle food waste at the same time, silicone bags are your answer. These sand derived silicone pouches will store anything from cut fruit and vegetables to leftovers and liquids in your fridge or freezer. Use instead of a plastic containers or cling film to fight single use plastic waste. They are airtight and leakproof ensuring your food stays fresh for longer and your kitchen is mess-free. They a microwave, oven and dishwasher safe too. Fancy silicone bags in funky colours?...we stock the stasher bag.
What to use instead of cling film? We have the perfect solution. These super silicone stretch lids are a great way for reducing and replacing in your plastic waste kitchen and for keeping your food fresher for longer. They have an airtight seal and so are great for covering bowls, cans, jars and half cut fruit like melon or even your half cut onion. No mess, no waste.
Wax Food Wraps
Wax food wraps are handmade using organic cotton and are a natural way to protect and keep your food fresh and reduce
. We only stock a vegan version of a plastic packaging beeswax wrap, made with a mix of plant waxes and pine resin. Use the warmth of your hands to seal around bowls, sandwiches and loaves of bread. We stock the stickiest vegan wraps and they are reusable for up to a year and longer if you use a Vegan Wax Refresher Block. At the end of their life they are compostable or can be used as nifty firelighters.
Eco-Friendly & Plastic Free Cleaning
Our range of eco friendly cleaning products includes items to make your own natural cleaners at home such as solid Castile soap , which you can easily grate and mix with warm water to create liquid soap , saving another plastic bottle . Use a glass bottle such as our pump or spray bottle for making your own multi-purpose cleaning spray with citrus peels and vinegar , or liquid hand soap and dish soap with a solid soap bar . Check out our blog for how to make your own homemade natural cleaning products . If you're not into diy, you can simply purchase a cleaning sachet which is a concentrated cleaning solution that you simply drop into a bottle , shake and you're ready to spray. Team our cleaning products with a compostable sponge or upcycled cloth for the ultimate zero waste and natural cleaning regime which is completely plastic free.
Zero Waste Laundry
You can even detox your laundry and clean your clothes green. One option is soap nuts , from the soapberry tree in the Lychee family which contain a natural soap called Saponin. When the soap nut shells absorb water , the saponin is released, which creates a soaping effect. You can add a couple of drops of essential oil to recreate your favourite laundry scent. Soap nuts are completely natural making them a great alternative for those with sensitive skin and those avoiding harsh chemicals and plastic laundry detergent , yet they still clean tough stains. Once used, they are compostable in the garden and there are zero waste unlike plastic bottles. Soap nut samples are available so you can put them to the test! Another option is our zero waste laundry strips which are pre-measured strips of detergent that you pop in the wash and quickly dissolve in water and completely biodegrade. They are great for the environment as they are lightweight compared to liquid plus they work in hot water , cold water and for hand washing . If you need to tackle those tricky stains, check out our natural stain remover stick! You can even use items from kitchen such as baking soda or citric acid to keep whites white and white vinegar as a fabric conditioner.