30 Eco-Friendly Products - The Best Sustainable Alternatives For Zero Waste Living
Welcome to The Ideal Sunday. We're a small business guided by two core values: We are Awesome and Eco-friendly by name and by nature.
We’re not about rapid, radical change, because we don’t think it’s a sustainable solution. Instead we champion the small changes we can all make, each day, that will really impact the planet for the better.
So here it is! We've compiled the ultimate list of awesome and eco-friendly alternatives to make it a million times easier (or at least 30 times easier) for you to take those first few steps towards plastic-free across every aspect of life. Whether you're looking to simplify your skincare with an all-natural scrub, detox your dental care with plastic-free mouthwash or scrub up in the kitchen with a bamboo bottle brush, we've got you covered.
Have a look through the product ranges and see if there are any you might switch to reduce your plastic consumption. Remember, it only takes one change to make a difference!
Using a bamboo toothbrush is a great first step to reducing your plastic consumption.
Plastic Free Toothpaste
Toothpaste in a plastic tube is pretty difficult to recycle. Fortunately there are other options! From toothpaste tablets to natural toothpaste like this from georganics that comes in a recyclable glass jar.
Natural Dental Floss
'Regular' dental floss is made out of nylon, but you can cut out plastic here too. How about trying dental floss made of natural corn? You won’t notice the difference and it’s a lot better for the planet!
Plastic Free Mouthwash
Mouthwash is another product where you can cut out the plastic. Georganics offer a great plastic free mouthwash - just mix with water and you're to go. A real space saver too!
Natural Shampoo Bars
We cannot recommend our range of handmade, plastic free shampoo bars enough. They're easy to use, super handy when travelling and saves time (and water) in the shower. Check out our range here.
Stainless Steel Safety Razors
From Zero Waste Club, these stainless steel safety razor that will last you a lifetime! Replacement blades are affordable, packaged in recyclable cardboard and will save you a load of money in the long run.
Combs & Hairbrushes
Our combs and brushes are ethically sourced and made from sustainable materials. Bonus - Wooden brushes are naturally antistatic!
Plastic Free Deodorants
Our all natural, plastic free deodorants will keep you smelling fresh all day. Not just plastic free, but free from aluminium or any other nasties too. They're available in reusable metal tins and cork tubes.
Natural Soap Bars
There’s certainly no need to buy your soap wrapped in plastic. We have a huge range of natural soap bars, suitable for all skin types that are packaging in recycled cardboard or Kraft paper.
Our plastic free plasters are sustainably sourced and made of organic bamboo fibre, making them better for you and for the environment!
Bamboo Cotton Buds
Cotton buds are typically used for just a few seconds before being sent straight to landfill. Worse still is that most of them are either made of plastic or wrapped in plastic. Instead, why not try using this bamboo alternative that’s packaged in 100% recycled cardboard!
Cleaning & Laundry
Soap dishes are a great way to get your soap bars to last longer, plus they look great in the bathroom and kitchen. We make sure to only source sustainable soap dishes that are made from renewable resources like bamboo.
Sustainable Dish Washing Brushes
One of the first things we switched to was the naturally antibacterial coconut dish brush from Eco-coconut. They last what feels like forever and cut through grease better than anything else we'd tried before!
Natural Dish Washing Soap
Natural dish washing blocks are a great alternative to plastic bottles of washing up liquid. Not only are they plastic free but you won’t find any nasty chemicals that end up in your food or going down the sink and into the oceans.
Plastic Free Sponges & Scourers
A lot of generic sponges and scourers contain microplastics that end up in the oceans causing harm to marine life. Try our range of compostable sponges and plastic free coconut scourers instead!
Plastic Free Refillable Cleaning Sprays
There’s no need to keep buying a new bottle every time you run out of cleaning spray! Try our cleaning spray concentrates instead, just mix with water, and keep reusing that spray bottle.
Plastic Free Laundry Detergent
Laundry eco-strips are 100% plastic free and packaged in recycled cardboard. They are so easy to use, no longer do you need to measure out detergent, just tear of a strip and you’re good to go!
Bamboo Chopping Boards
Another way to reduce plastic in the kitchen is to use these sustainably sourced bamboo chopping boards. Bonus - they look great!
Reusable Tea Strainers & Coffee Filters
Stainless steel tea strainers and coffee filters are a great way to cut down on tea bags and disposable coffee filters respectively. These are one of our best selling ranges, and as self-confessed caffeine addicts, we completely understand why!
Loofahs & Flannels
Body loofahs and face flannels that are made from sustainable materials like bamboo fibres and ramie that are durable and naturally anti-bacterial. Check out our range below.
Organic Makeup Remover Rounds
Eco-friendly alternatives to disposable cotton balls. Our Reusable makeup remover pads are organic and come in plastic free packaging. What more could you want?!
Natural Face Scrubs & Masks
Packaged in reusable glass bottles with recycled plastic lids, these face scrubs and masks are made from all natural ingredients. After use, the jars can be reused for storing bits and pieces too.
Natural Body Lotions
Lotions and moisturisers that are handmade and packaging in recycled Kraft paper or metal tins. They contain all natural ingredients that will leave you skin feeling silky smooth.
On The Go
Reusable Coffee Cups
Millions of disposable coffee cups get sent to landfill each year, but you can stop this by using a reusable coffee cup. Many coffee shops even offer a discount if you bring your cup too - it's a win-win!
Reusable Drinking Bottles
A reusable water bottle is a must-have to help keep that hydration up! Our range comes in either glass or insulated stainless steel that should last you a lifetime.
Organic Produce Bags
Organic cotton produce bags are a great way to eliminate plastic bags from supermarkets. They are strong and sturdy and hold much more weight than a generic plastic bag too. Try keeping one in the car so you’ll never be without it.
Plastic Free Straws
Reusable straws should be a no brainer. The amount of plastic that ends up in landfill from single use straws is crazy! Our range of stainless steel straws are a great alternative that you can keep using forever.
Stainless Steel Lunch Boxes
Our stainless steel lunch boxes from Elephant Box are a great alternative to plastic lunch boxes that are easy to clean and help keep your food fresh for school or work.
Our Beeswax wraps from BeeBee Wraps help to eliminate the need for cling film in the kitchen. They keep your left over fresher for longer and can be reused again and again. We also stock vegan wraps made using jojoba oil and candelilla wax too!
Organic Hand Sanitiser
With hand sanitiser being a must-have these days, we're seeing a lot of those pesky plastic bottles, often containing harsh ingredients that leave your hands feeling dry. Our all natural range is packaged in glass bottles and specially made to keep your skin happy too.
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We love hearing from you and seeing your eco-swaps. Let us know below if you'll be embracing some sustainable switches, and tag us in your posts to help others find awesome and eco-friendly alternatives too. We're @the.ideal.sunday on Instagram ✌️