When we started our zero waste journey just over a year ago, we researched everything. We spent months researching products, finding out the best place to get our food. Even what we wash our faces with in the mornings, to get us up and ready for the day. We have put together a list of ten products that we believe are cost effective, great alternatives for our everyday products and are sustainable in every way.
100% Plant-Based Beech Wood Toothbrush
Sustainable wooden toothbrush made with 100% plant-based bristles. The bristles are 100% castor oil and the wood is from sustainable FSC® beech wood from Germany. Plastic-free and vegan
LoofCo Body Loofah
A plastic free Body Loofah skilfully hand-made from a natural loofah plant. A 100% biodegradable alternative to plastic exfoliator pads. The Body Loofah fits neatly into the hand and when immersed in water swells up to become a soft, spongy and flexible pad. The Body Loofah will last for months with normal use and when worn out can be composted. Each pad has a convenient cotton hanging loop.
An economical choice for kitchens and bathrooms. A biodegradable and highly durable multi-purpose scourer that has been designed to meet style with sustainability and with all the functionalities to deliver a superior clean in your home. Made with coconut fibre. Safe on non-stick fry pans.
LoofCo Washing-Up Soap Bar
LoofCo Washing-Up Soap Bar is an alternative to plastic bottles of Washing-Up Liquid. Gentle to the environment but tough on grime. Plastic-free, biodegradable and vegan dish soap bar. Great for cleaning dishes, surfaces or hand-washing laundry too.
Washing Up Scraper
This washing up scraper is a plastic free alternative to washing up scourers and will last for months. The Washing-Up Scraper fits neatly in the hand and is ideal for removing baked-on food from pans and baking trays without scratching. Each scraper will last many months and when worn out can be composted.
Compostable UK Sponge Cleaning Cloths
Compostable sponge cleaning cloths, 100% plastic-free and made of natural renewable resources, cotton, wood pulp & flax. They do not emit micro-plastic pollution, unlike classic sponge cloths. These sponge cloths are very absorbent, durable and reusable. Great for cleaning kitchens, bathrooms and all around the house. Reusable and home compostable after use.
Organic Produce Bags & Bread Bag
Ideal for fruit, veg and bread. The bread bag is a waste-free way shop at the bakery and can be used for fruit & Veg too.The lightweight bag is great for weighing fruit and veg in a supermarket as it almost weighs nothing on the scales.The net bag is perfect for shopping at a farmers market.
Neon Kactus - Reusable Glass Coffee Cup
Neon Kactus, Eco-friendly, plastic free, reusable coffee cups. Not only are they stylish, but also practical and economical. You will look great while enjoying your favourite beverage, hot or cold, on the move or in the office. These cups are made from glass and 100% recyclable materials. This means you can enjoy the full flavour of your favourite beverage without the holder tainting the taste. The glass is strong, heat resistant and natural. For us eco conscious types they are plastic and BPA free. They are washable and reusable, they are zero-waste, helping to cut down on the billions of disposable cups that go to landfill each year. The colourful sleeve is also anti-grip and thermal. Neon Kactus coffee cups have a bright and ergonomic design, easy to grip, eco-friendly and made from high quality materials. You can pop it in your bag and be ready to refill at your chosen coffee shop or cafe while you go about your busy day.
Friendly Soap - Shampoo Bar Lavender and Tea Tree
This Shampoo bar uses castor oil for a nourishing wash which produces a creamy lather that cares for your hair more deeply. Lavender and tea tree essential oils help this bar to refresh as well as clean. Adding coconut oil and olive oil give this lavender and tea tree shampoo bar extra richness and a wonderful ability to moisturise. Meanwhile, the bar’s essential oils of lavender and tea tree do a great job of promoting healthy hair growth and providing antibacterial properties too. This bar is small enough for travelling with but powerful enough to outlast three bottles of shampoo. It is free from palm oil, preservatives or sulphates and is packaged in plastic-free boxes which are made from recycled material and can be recycled again and again. Friendly soap is also registered with 'The Vegan Society' and 'Cruelty-free international'.
Eco Floss - Plant-Based Vegan Dental Floss
Flossing is too important to skip—so by switching to a safe plant-based dental floss, is cleaner for your teeth and cleaner for the planet.
EcoLiving plant-based dental floss started life as corn. Made with 100% renewable resources (instead of crude oil), making use of a previously wasted by-product from the food industry. EcoFloss uses 80% fewer greenhouse gases and is 100% vegan. Made of corn and food-grade vegetable wax only.
I hope this gives anyone who is starting their journey, a bit more confidence with their purchases. We will be reviewing these products one by one over the next few weeks.
With Love From
Sage and Ivory Group x