7 Of The Best Eco Friendly Cleaning Products
One of the easiest areas to make eco friendly swaps is in your daily cleaning products. Traditional cleaning products are not only highly likely to come in plastic bottles, they can contain ingredients that have be proven to harm the environment when entering our atmosphere and waterways.
There are many effective DIY solutions that are fairly simple to make at home but sustainable cleaning options are thankfully becoming more readily available and more affordable. We've listed 7 of our favourite eco friendly products, tried and tested by us and loved by our customers.
Sustainable Cleaning Products
Concentrated Cleaning Refill by Neat
Typical cleaning sprays and liquids contain around 90% water. That water is simply being transported around the country to make it into your home. With concentrated refills you add your own water from your taps therefore removing the need to transport the additional weight of water.
Neats concentrated refills are designed for use with either their spray bottles or one you already have. They're multipurpose solutions will last you ages and is suitable for most surfaces. The glass packaging is widely recycled too.
Washing Up Soap Bar by Eco-Living
Eliminate plastic washing up liquid bottles with these nifty soap bars designed to be tough on grease while being kind to your skin and our planet, in fact they're mild you can use your dish water on your plants when you're finished with it.
They contain all natural, plant based ingredients and contain no palm oil while being 100% plastic free and biodegradable.
Biodegradable Coconut Kitchen Scourers by Zero Waste Club
The perfect biodegradable alternative for scrubbing off tough stains, burnt on food or general food residue. They're also totally scratch free which helps prolong the life of our pots and pans and contain absolutely no plastic.
Dish Brush With Replaceable Head from Eco Living
These natural dish brushes are made with Tampico fibre bristles. Tampico has great water-retaining properties, is resistant and hard-wearing, and keeps its shape without softening.
The replaceable heads contain zero plastic, won't scratch your dishes and are 100% vegan.
Cleaner Refill Drops by Ocean Saver
Much like the Neat refills, ocean saver don't come with water or in a plastic bottle, you simply add your own water to your own refillable spray bottle.
These clever little pods are added to water in the bottle to create your spray cleaner. They are made from vegan and plant-based ingredients which are palm oil free. The sustainable refill pods are plastic free so are biodegradable and have been made to be cruelty free and paraben free.
Compostable Sponge Kitchen Roll by Eco Living
Compostable, reusable and washable sponge kitchen rolls which are plastic-free and made of natural renewable resources. These sponge cloths are very absorbent, durable and reusable and are home compostable after use.
To use these kitchen roll alternatives simply remove a sponge cloth from the perforated line on the roll. Wet the sponge cloth then squeeze it and use it for cleaning kitchens, bathrooms and all around the house, or even your hands while out. Rinse the cloth after use. Store used cloths in a dry place such as a kitchen drawer.
Laundry Eco Strips by Tru Earth
Pre-measured strips of detergent that you just toss in the wash and quickly dissolve in water. They're effective in hot or cold water and come in 100% plastic-free packaging. A zero waste washing detergent that is as sensitive on your skin, as it is to the environment.
They have hypoallergenic properties, are cruelty-free and free from parabens, phosphates, chlorine bleach and added dyes to make them as safe and non-toxic as possible. The strips will simply dissolve in the wash and completely biodegrade. Packed in paper packaging that can be recycled or composted after use.
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