Sustainable products are slowly becoming the future of the high street, with new eco-friendly alternatives hitting the consumer market every year. With a past of unsustainable manufacturing causing over 8 million tons of plastic waste to be released into the ocean annually, it’s never been more important to go green. As more of us adopt zero waste habits into our daily routine, we have collated a selection of 50 of our favourite sustainable swaps that will help lead us into a greener future.
Kleensoap is designed to provide a luxury hand washing experience with no waste spared. Handcrafted with calming lavender and sweet orange essential oils, this soap prioritises indulgence with an eco-friendly twist by reducing your plastic waste. Crafted around a rope, Kleensoaps redefines the term ‘long lasting’, ensuring that no part of the product is unused.
Crafted ethically from coconut fibres, these Eco Coconut scourers are a great sustainable swap for a zero-waste kitchen. Designed to reduce the waste of plastic-based cleaning products, these long-lasting scourers are a great biodegradable alternative that can be refilled and recycled for ultimate longevity.
Embrace a plastic-free bathroom by adding eco-friendly alternatives such as a Beechwood toilet brush to your list of cleaning essentials. With handcrafted plant-based bristles and a biodegradable Beechwood exterior, this product not only looks good but contributes to a future of sustainable manufacturing.
The Bower Liscio Saftey Razor is a fantastic sustainable swap that will save more than just your pocket. With a timeless design and a durable exterior crafted from high-grade resin, you can say goodbye to disposables and hello to long-lasting beauty.
Contribute to the sustainable movement by investing in a reusable menstrual cup. Take power over your period with the TOTM reusable cup, constructed with FDA approved medical grade TPE for a zero-waste approach to your time of the month. With a comfortable and enduring design, this vegan-friendly essential will transform your period care and dramatically reduce plastic waste.
Reduce plastic throw out by investing in sustainably sourced daily essentials such as the Georganics Natural Beech Toothbrush. Crafted from durable FSC Beechwood and BPA-Free, charcoal-infused bristles, this eco-swap is a master of dental hygiene. Smart nylon bristles successfully remove plaque build-up without damaging gum health making this product a winner for you and the planet.
Make a difference when you moisturise with a body cream from UpCircle. Made from repurposed ingredients, this product defines sustainability. This product may have the environment in mind, but it doesn’t hold back on luxury. Crafted with anti-inflammatory boosting date seeds, its silky smooth texture is fast-absorbing and works wonders for all skin types.
The Normal Skin Face Mask by Beauty Kubes also has sustainability in mind with their naturally derived and upcycled ingredient formulas. Free from Palm oil and harmful sulfates, these little cubes produce a powerful explosion of skin-boosting minerals, ideal for a rejuvenating face mask.
Infused with delightful Grapefruit and Lemongrass essential oils, Bower Collective’s hand sanitiser refill pouch is a great investment for those aiming to be more environmentally conscious during the pandemic. Refill pouches give plastic bottles a second life and reduce plastic waste. Relish in sustainable luxury with our vegan blend that is naturally sourced and leaves your hands soft and smelling fantastic.
To truly remove the need for plastic in your household, investing in a reusable dispenser is a sustainable storage solution for all of your favourite products. From soaps to shampoos to sanitiser, store in style with the Bower Collective glass reusable dispenser.
For the daily commuters, it's time to ditch the take out coffees and make a sustainable swap to a plastic-free alternative. The Bambaw bottle is constructed with reliable stainless steel and a bamboo lid in a timeless BPA free design. Whether it’s for work or pleasure, the Bambaw bottle combines sustainability with sophistication.
For the keen bakers and cooking enthusiasts, sustainability doesn’t have to be spared with the Reusable Bread Bag by Helen Round. Handcrafted with a homely design, swap plastic-based storage for an eclectic style crafted from naturally sourced linen, ideal for a zero-waste family kitchen.
If you’re looking to go one step further when creating the ultimate zero waste kitchen, why not add the Cheeky Panda Bamboo Kitchen Towel to your list. With a bamboo composition, these towels are a great eco-friendly swap as the bamboo plant grows 20-30 times faster than the average tree, rendering it a great sustainable material for manufacturing. What’s more, is that it’s naturally anti-bacterial, making it fantastic for keeping kitchen surfaces clean and hygienic.
Sustainability doesn’t have to stop when it comes to self-care with the addition of a natural deodorant to your toiletry bag. This one from Your Nature Natural Deodorant is a great plastic-free alternative, free from aluminium, parabens and carcinogens to help promote both a healthy body and a healthy planet.
The Redecker Soap Pouch is a great addition to your bath or shower if you’re searching for a modern storage solution. The soap pouch is especially handy when trying to use up the last bits of a soap or bubble bar. Simply add the remaining product to the pouch and create a luxurious lather, perfect for a waste-free washing experience.
Bambaw’s Reusable Makeup Remover Pads are transforming the beauty market as an eco-friendly alternative to disposable makeup wipes. Woven from sustainably sourced bamboo, these pads can be used time and time again, with only a simple wash in between.
Relax into a peaceful slumber with the Goodnight Pillow Mist from Neal’s Yard Remedies. With a tranquil blend of organic lavender, vetiver and mandarin essential oils naturally sourced to contribute towards sustainable manufacturing, this product looks good, feels good, and continues to protect the planet.
For those who want to invest in environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions, Bio-D stands out across the market. As a biodegradable brand that strives to only manufacture naturally derived ingredients, the Bio-D washing powder is an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. With a hypoallergenic and fragrance-free formula, this product performs and protects the environment.
The easiest way to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle is to reduce as much waste as possible within your household. The Bower Collective Ceramic Soap Dish does just that due to its smart and sustainable design, perfect for reducing soap bar waste. The air holes allow the soap to dry between uses, leaving more product intact for a longer eco-efficient lifespan.
For those of us who are not quite ready to switch to the sustainable moon cup phenomenon, it’s still possible to reduce period-related plastic waste during your time of the month. The TOTM Organic Cotton Applicator Tampons eliminate the waste caused by disposable plastic applicators which are hard to recycle. Instead, TOTM applicators are made with 100% cotton, designed to provide comfort while also being kind to the planet.
Practicing sustainable methods with your little ones from a young age can lead to a greener future. For a playful bath experience that is kind to both the skin and the environment why not try the Little B bundle of sulphate free bubble bath and a handy reusable dispenser for your child to refill with their favourite bath product.
For an eco-friendly approach to food freshness, why not try these reusable linen bowl covers from Helen Round to keep food clean and preserved both in and out of the fridge. These handcrafted covers make great party additions for leftover treats and can be a great plastic saving alternative to clingfilm and other plastic coverings.
Burts Bees are a great highstreet sustainable brand that prioritise lip care and zero waste packaging. Enjoy antioxidant rich natural formulas packed with vitamin E and soothing moisture, which also reduces your plastic footprint. Their convenient tin packaging is a fun travel size and can be reused to store future beauty products.
For hygiene lovers, investing in a Bower Collective Toilet Cleaner Dispenser Bottle combines sustainability with handy cleaning aids. Save money on pricy cleaning brands by switching to refillable pouches, while making the most out of a reusable bottle, fitted with a removable nozzle to apply product evenly to your toilet bowl without the mess.
It can take up to 500 years for a plastic bag to decompose, so making a switch to eco-friendly biodegradable alternatives are an easy way to reduce your plastic footprint and create a more sustainable household. We recommend the Compostable Caddy Liners from Ecozone, a vegan friendly product made from corn and potato starch as a pose to harmful polyethylene.
For an organic beauty brand, we can’t get enough of UpCircle’s naturally derived ingredient lists and powerful potions that leave our skin feeling brand new. If you’re looking for a vegan friendly, miracle product, why not try the Coffee and Citrus Blend Face Scrub, made from natural essential oils and repurposed coffee grounds. Packed full of rich natural exfoliants and preserved in high quality recyclable packaging, UpCircle packs a punch when it comes to sustainable beauty.
It can be challenging to remove all plastics from your household, but as the market for sustainable swaps expands, Toothpaste packaging has become no exception to the zero waste rule. The Natural White Toothpaste from Ben & Anna is not only made from ethically sourced, 100% natural, ingredients, but spares no waste with its eco-friendly plastic free packaging.
Say no to single use cutlery when eating away from home and invest in a sustainable bamboo alternative, guaranteed to be a durable and hygienic eco-swap to fall in love with post-Covid. The Bambaw Bamboo cutlery set is made up of a knife, a fork, a spoon and a drinking straw with a corresponding cleaning brush, ideal for dining on the go and reducing your plastic footprint.
Enjoy a rich and silky smooth conditioner without the added plastic packaging with the Earthkind Conditioner Bar. Formulated with organic oat proteins and rejuvenating wheat amino acids, this bar is one powerful step towards healthy hair. Earthkind bars are great travel essentials and are brilliant zero waste alternatives to regular shampoo and conditioner.
Relax with a peace of mind with this environment friendly twist on an aesthetic candle design. Infused with organic Black Oak, Cedarwood and Spices, enjoy a sensory experience like no other with no sustainability spared. Manufactured with biodegradable soy wax, enveloped in a durable glass frame and plastic free packaging, this is perfect for a zero waste treat.
Plastic cotton buds are a wasteful product of the past with the introduction of new eco-bud alternatives hitting the high streets! The Bambaw Bamboo Cotton Buds are a great natural and biodegradable investment for those who want to add a green touch to their toiletry bag.
For lunches on the go, try wrapping your food in the Bee Bee & Leaf Beeswax Food Wraps for a sustainable alternative to clingfilm. Made with organic cotton and beeswax, these durable wraps are perfect for sandwiches, burritos and even make great bowl and jar covers if you want to get imaginative.
Cleaning products often generate the largest amount of plastic waste, contributing to indisposable pile ups in landfills. Making the simple eco-swap to reusable cleaning aids such as the Reusable PET Trigger Spray Bottle from Bower Collective, you can store your favourite kitchen and bathroom sprays in style.
Another great bathroom essential manufactured with vegetable fibres and bamboo charcoal is the Body Cleansing Konjac Sponge by Beauty Kitchen. As a zero waste alternative to regular plastic based sponge designs, this product gently exfoliates the skin while also cleaning up the planet.
Sustainability has never smelt so sweet. The Aery Botanical Bonsai Tree Diffuser is a GMO and palm free sensory experience, infused with Birch Sap, Orange and Yuzu hints, all organically sourced for an eco-friendly touch to a green household. Take a deep breath and enjoy aromatherapy without impacting your plastic footprint.
For a sustainable travel essential, Bramley’s Calm Balm infused with relaxing rosehip, chamomile and yarrow will help you unwind, ideal for a restful and anxiety free snooze. Packaged in a plastic-free, biodegradable tin, why not upcycle this product after use as a storage container for relaxing refills and organic creations of your own.
From the monday morning coffee to your favourite organic soup blend, a thermal reusable cup such as this one from KeepCup will continue to make office commutes enjoyable. As the cup that ignited the reuse revolution, swap those cardboard throwaways and enjoy a warm drink for hours on end.
For a great sustainable swap that will make a big difference on your zero waste journey, why not try the Live Coco Recyclable Electric Toothbrush Heads. What makes these so great, is that they are not only a fantastic durable counterpart to your favourite electric toothbrush, but everything from the frame to the bristles are recyclable and can be sent back in a prepaid box to be organically disposed of.
Bower Collective’s vegan and cruelty free Non-Bio Laundry liquid uses environmentally responsible ingredients to manufacture an eco-friendly product that still packs a punch. Enjoy a refillable pouch of lavishing lavender goodness that can be reused and recycled with us for a true zero waste cleaning experience.
It’s easy to forget that excess paper production can also be unsustainable. The Cheeky Panda provides an easy sustainable swap with their plastic free Bamboo Toilet Roll. Constructed with organically sourced bamboo, these biodegradable alternatives reduce deforestation like no other.
Swapping plastic products for sustainably manufactured materials such as Beechwood, is a great way to reduce your plastic footprint. This Bower Collective Beechwood Nail Brush combines biodegradable wood with natural tampico fibre, for a recyclable bathtime alternative.
For the environmentally friendly pet owner, investing in a Recycled Plastic Catnip Toy could transform playtime for the better. Created from recycled materials, this cat toy guarantees hours of waste free fun, making sure you prioritise both your pet and the planet.
If you’re looking for a plastic free and key on the go essential for oral health, the Georganics Mouthwash Tablets are an organically sourced bottle of little miracles, designed to restore a healthy PH balance in your mouth. Enjoy a spearmint explosion and 100% recyclable packaging.
For the ideal eco-friendly bathroom design that still prioritises minimalistic style, Why not invest in a Bower Collective reusable dispenser. Refill with your favourite products without compromising a sleek bathroom style. Constructed from glass and smash-protecting silicon, this product is designed to last.
Prioritise silky hair while reducing your plastic consumption by introducing Beauty Kubes into your hair care routine. Every plastic free box contains biodegradable ingredients, 100% free from palm oil and unsustainable nasties for a cruelty free experience.
With their return, refill and repeat process Beauty Kitchen’s products are starting a revolutionary conversation in the beauty industry. Their Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask provides hours of relaxing comfort, infused with hydrating abyssinian Oil and relaxing essentials that you can take pleasure in for a good night sleep. Don’t forget to send back the 100% recyclable packaging when you’re finished, for it to be loved once again.
Investing in If You Care’s 100% Recycled Aluminium Foil is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Saving 95% of the energy that is used in traditional power-intensive foil manufacturing, this eco-friendly kitchen addition reduces the need for alloy mining and excess production, contributing to a healthier future for our planet.
What sets these Ecozone Dishwasher Tablets above traditional alternatives is their plastic free approach to packaging. Each tablet is wrapped in a water soluble casing, rather than a plastic cover, rendering them a brilliant green substitute for a zero waste home.
We love the Faith In Nature Brand, purely for their approach to sourcing sustainable and organically derived ingredients, for eco-loving product production. Leave your hands smelling of sweet hints of lavender while enjoying a handcrafted essential free of harmful parabens.
For a spotless kitchen and a sustainable future, the Seep Cleaning Bundle serves your eco-friendly cleaning needs. Their sponges and cloths are made of recycled materials in an ethically sourced manufacturing process. These durable cleaning aids are also compostable and 100% plastic free, perfect for a zero waste family.
For more sustainable swaps and eco-friendly product suggestions, check out our large selection of eco-friendly brands that put our planet first. You can also check out our top 50 zero-waste product guide for more inspiration.