Feb 9, 2022

Tired of all the plastic waste coming out of your home?

About 380 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year and half of that is for single use only. Staggeringly, only about 9% of plastic waste is actually recycled. There is so much plastic waste on Earth today that it is estimated about 12.7 million tonnes of it ends up entering our waterways and oceans each year.

As frightening as these numbers may be, it seems that the tide is now turning and the revolution against plastic has started. It may seem difficult to know where to start or to think that one person can make a difference. But you can. If every person switched to just a few plastic free or zero waste alternatives each, the difference from that would be massive.

Switching to plastic free options around the home doesn’t have to be expensive! Here is our list of Top 10 PLASTIC FREE SWOPS that don’t cost the Earth!

1. Shower Blocks – Natural, Vegan & Plastic Free – £4.50

SHOWERBLOCKS are Totally Solid shower gels. Just as bubbly, just as moisturising but totally plastic free! Showers that leave you feeling good both inside and out! Created in 6 delicious scents, Shower Blocks are the perfect shower accessory if you want to ditch the plastic but keep that great shower gel feeling. Soap re-imagined for your daily shower with our nourishing oil blend. Guaranteed to leave you feeling and smelling great. As proud partners of Toiletries Amnesty, every bar sold gives a shower to someone in need. Shower Blocks are hand made in the UK.


2. Truthbrush Bamboo Electric Toothbrush Head for Philips Sonicare – Plastic Free, Vegan & Biodegradable – 2 Pack £8.49

The world’s FIRST solid bamboo electric toothbrush head! Made from solid bamboo – no hidden plastic core! This copyrighted design uses precision engineered sustainably sourced bamboo to create a head which fits your existing Philips Sonicare* brush. The beautiful bamboo head has medium 100% castor oil bristles which give the same deep clean feeling and it comes in biodegradable packaging with carbon neutral shipping. Each packet contains 2 heads – enough for at least 6 months of brushing. 1% of sales given to 1% for the planet.


3. Georganics English Peppermint Natural Mineral Toothpaste – Plastic Free, Vegan & Zero Waste – £120ml £8.90

Georganics natural toothpaste is a mineral rich formula blended with organic peppermint oil which is known to be extremely effective at killing anaerobic bacteria. The added kaolin draws out toxins while combined with the sodium bicarbonate creates an effective, natural toothpaste. The fluoride free and SLS free formulation is an ideal replacement to your conventional toothpaste.


4. Zero Waste Path Aloe Vera Shampoo Bar – Plastic Free, Vegan & Natural – £5.00

This wonderful unscented shampoo bar has delicate moisturising properties thanks to the abundant Aloe Vera juice, which is used instead of distilled water in the lye solution. Aloe Vera is great at moisturising hair without weighting them down, it therefore works best on normal to dry hair types.

Properties: Olive oil: Highly moisturising and hydrating, highly penetrable, does not clog pores; Aloe Vera juice: Gently hydrating without weighing the hair down or leaving them oily!; Coconut oil: Moisturising, it penetrates well into hair follicles, reduces inflammation and is antioxidant; Sweet almond oil: Nourishing, particularly good for dry itching skin; Castor oil: Highly moisturising, helps increase hair shine; Shea butter: Highly nourishing and moisturising, perfect for extremely dry skin; Glycerin: Naturally occurring in soap-like shampoo bars, as it is a by product of saponification, it has great moisturising properties; 5% superfat: 5% of the oils contained in this shampoo bar are unsaponified, making it extra moisturising. New to shampoo bars? Read our guide on how to get the most out of your shampoo bar here.


5. Evolve Organic Beauty Cotton Fresh Natural Deodorant Cream – Vegan, Natural & Organic – £9.99

For all skin types, this vegan deodorant cream uses the power of nature to provide all day freshness without blocking pores or disrupting your skin’s PH levels. The formulation includes nourishing shea butter and coconut oil to help protect your underarms, sage oil for its anti-microbial, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, and bicarbonate of soda alongside natural oils to keep you feeling fresh, whatever nature throws at you. This is one aluminium free natural deodorant that simply works.


6. Wild & Stone Plastic Free Hair Ties – Organic, Plant Based & Biodegradable – £6.95

Traditional hair ties contain plastic so it takes hundreds of years for them to break down after use. These hair ties are the perfect eco-friendly replacement for other plastic varieties. They are made from 100% organic cotton and plant based rubber and come in a pack of 6. They contain NO plastic, NO metal and are 100% biodegradable with recyclable kraft packaging.


7. LIGA Eco Living Compostable Cleaning Cloths – Organic, Plastic Free & 100% Compostable – 2 Pack £6.95

Love Clean Living – pack of two environmentally friendly dish cloth with Fish & Wave design. Bring the spirit of coastal living to your kitchen. These super absorbent dish clothes are  perfect for those looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle. These cloths are multi purpose and replace the need for paper towel and unsustainable dish sponges. They do not emit micro plastics down the drain like traditional cleaning sponges do! Made in the UK from Organic Cotton. Just pop in the dishwasher to clean!


8. BeeBee Food Wraps Mixed Size Pack – Natural, Reusable & Plastic Free – £9.99

BeeBee Wraps are natural and reusable food wraps, made from beeswax and organic cotton printed with contemporary designs. Replacing clingfilm and plastic with BeeBee is as easy as Wrap, Eat, Wash, Repeat. The BeeBee Wraps Mixed Pack includes three wraps sizes – 33 x 33 cm, 26 x 26 cm, 18 x 18 cm. These beautifully designed wraps are incredibly easy to use and versatile! They can be used for covering dishes, sandwiches, bread, cheese, picnics, school lunches and anything else that you would usually use Tupperware or clingfilm for.


9. EcoLiving Natural Latex Rubber Gloves – Plastic Free, Vegan & Plant Based – £3.00

These reusable Natural Latex Rubber Gloves are produced from responsibly managed rubber tree plantations. Suitable for household cleaning, washing dishes or to protect your hands from household cleaning agents. The texture pattern on the finger tips and palms allows a better grip and the inside has a lightly dusted natural cotton velour lining to ensure the gloves are comfortable to wear. They are reusable, biodegradable, compostable, vegan and plant based. .

Available in sizes: S, M, L


10. Shade Natural Sunscreen – Plastic Free & Non Toxic – 100ml £9.75 

Shade is an award winning all natural sunscreen that comes without all the nasty chemicals and plastic found in regular sunscreens. It contains SPF25 – UVA and UVB Protection and is 100% natural and Non toxic. Shade keeps skin moisturised and nourished whilst protecting from the sun and is safe and suitable for all skin types. Shade is not tested on animals and comes in a reusable/Recyclable aluminium tin.

Shade All Natural Sunscreen only uses 4 ingredients: Shea Butter – 100% natural, Soil Association certified organic unrefined Shea Butter in this formula. Known to be exceptionally good for your skin! Coconut Oil – This is an amazingly versatile oil. It is also has a natural, although low, SPF, and  and is Soil Association certified). Beeswax – Completely non-toxic, beeswax locks in moisture, has excellent water-repellent properties and is a naturally nourishing moisturiser as well as being an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant. Zinc Oxide – Widely acknowledged as offering the safest, broadest-spectrum sun protection possible, Shade contains a premium quality uncoated, non-Nano Zinc Oxide, which also has a cooling, slightly astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial and protective action on the skin, making ShadeTM a perfect aftersun also.

Safety Testing – Stability testing, microbiology testing, broad spectrum sunscreen testing of effectiveness against UVA & UVB rays, and SPF validation tests. All tests conducted to EU standards by Alba Science of Edinburgh.

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