8 simple swaps to make your kitchen a much greener and stylish place and all made in the UK!
Scrubbies make an excellent replacement for plastic sponges, and can clean pretty much anything. This two-pad set is made from organic cotton and printed with eco dyes. They measure approximately 14cm x 11cm each, and have a soft side and a scrubby side. You can throw them in a 40°C wash as often as you need and once they’re all scrubbed out, simply chop up and pop them in the compost!
Powered by organic plant-based ingredients, these chunky washing up bars are tough on grease yet gentle on your hands. They’re so mild the rinse water can be used on your plants. The bars are biodegradable, plastic free and contain no palm oil. Simply wet your cloth, sponge or brush and rub the dish soap until it’s soapy – then wash your dishes as normal.
£10.50 | www.ecoliving.co.uk
IT’S A WRAP
These eco-friendly wax wraps from Tabitha Eve are a perfect zero waste alternative to cling film and tin foil. They can also be used for covering bowls or wrapping left overs. The wrap comes in three sizes – small (8inx8in), medium (10inx10in) and large (12inx12in), and in packs of 3. They are vegan friendly too!
£6.90 | www.tabithaeve.co.uk
OUR KITCHENS ARE ONE OF THE ROOMS IN THE HOUSE WITH THE MOST PLASTIC. SMALL CHANGES IN OUR CULINARY PRACTICES CAN MAKE A MASSIVE DIFFERENCE TO OUR PLANET, AND WHAT’S MORE, THEY ARE ALL MADE IN THE UK!
ALTERNATIVE TO PAPER TOWELS!
The one-ply cloth wipes are handmade from 100% soft cotton flannel. The cloth can be used dry or wet to clean kitchen surfaces and due to the fluffiness of the fabric they naturally stick together and can be rolled onto a roll holder to perfectly replace kitchen paper. The cloths come in packs of 6, 12 and 24 and are an effective eco-friendly and zero waste alternative. They are available in checked or polka dot pattern, and can be washed at a low temperature with similar colours.
HOME AND DRY
Bold & Noble’s range of rock and pop icons tea towels will bring a splash of colour and musicality to drying up the dishes. The tea towels are stitched and hand screen-printed onto 100% cotton with water-based inks in Lincolnshire. There are lots of designs to choose from including Elton John and John Lennon.
£12 | www.boldandnoble.com
Keep you kitchen sink area looking clean and stylish with this handy kitchen set. Comprising of three amber glass bottles with pump lids, one small bottle for your hand/cuticle lotion, one medium sized bottle for hand wash and one large bottle for dishes. The amber glass filters out ultraviolet (UV) light making sure the liquids stay protected, and the bottles are easily washable and refillable. The set also includes three splash proof embossed labels.
£22 | www.cleannatured.co.uk
EAT ON THE GO
Helen Round is a British textile designer and print maker. Her classic designs, inspired by the flora and fauna of the countryside and coastline are made and printed in the Cornish studios. Put an end to single use plastic and wrap your lunch in this easy to use linen envelope with Velcro fastening, it’s great for picnics, lunches and snacks. You can also use it as a plate and a napkin! It has a waterproof lining from food grade PUL to avoid any messy leaks, you can also put them in the freezer.
£12.95 | www.helenround.com