It is becoming more and more apparent that being eco-friendly is super important. We are more conscious of how our choices effect the environment and what me must do to protect it from further harm.
There are still so many products out there that are causing so much harm to the environment, I’m looking at you, plastic…
But the great news is that more and more manufacturers are ditching plastic and producing more eco-friendly alternatives. Thus, greatly reducing the amount of waste that is generated.
Take a look at our Top 5 Eco-friendly products that can be yours today, without breaking the bank! Double bonus :D
Ditch those plastic toothbrushes and swap out for these bamboo ones instead.
Bamboo is a super-fast growing grass. Reported to grow up to 3ft in 24 hours! Amazing! And it’s thanks to its fast growing properties that make it a perfect sustainable product to replace plastic products.
It is a robust and rot resistant material, which is why it is a perfect material to make toothbrushes from.
Our Bamboo Toothbrushes are 100% biodegradable so when you are done with your toothbrush, pop it into a home compost bin or your bio-waste bin (ours is a green bin collected on a bi-weekly basis) which will be disposed of in an industrial composter.
Alternatively, pop it in your garden and bury in your soil.
Take a look at our bamboo toothbrushes here.
So I have already wrote an article on Konjac Sponges, you can read that here, so I wont go into the benefits of these magic little things. But I couldn’t leave them off of this list.
100% Natural & Biodegradable. They typically last 6-8 weeks but when you are done with your sponge, why not bury them with your plants. The porous material and various vitamins and minerals will help to aerate your plants while it biodegrades.
You won’t get that from your synthetic sponges.
Take a look at our sponges here.
Our recycled rugs have been made using a mix of recycled and natural sustainable materials.
No materials have gone to waste and therefore nothing into landfill. They are made using Jute strands, recycled cotton or recycled Denim off-cuts.
They are handmade in India and are fairly traded.
Check them out here.
Plastic bags add massively to the widespread plastic pollution issue. They are made using non-renewable resources, petroleum, or natural gas. They do not break down in landfill sites and release dangerous toxins into the environment over time.
They are also extremely difficult to recycle. So stop using them and instead start using reusable jute bags.
Jute is a natural fiber made from plants. It is extremely sustainable and is second only to cotton in terms of production but beats cotton in the strength department.
Jute bags last much longer than cotton bags and are very eco-friendly. They are biodegradable and compostable so bonus for those that are eco conscious.
Check out our range of jute bags here.
Soy Wax Products
Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. It is completely natural and contains no nasty toxins or chemicals like paraffin wax, which is made from petroleum, a nonrenewable source.
Soy is a renewable source that has no negative impact on the environment.
We stock Soy wax candles and soy wax melts. Take a look here.