Denim Insulation: What is it and how effective is it

Denim insulation is made from post-industrial and post-consumer denim waste and cotton, which is then recycled for use in insulation. Denim insulation is a combination of recycled jeans and post-industrial denim as well as other cotton. The fabric is shredded and treated with boric acid to make it flame retardant, and insect, pest, and mildew resistant. Made from scraps and clippings of denim clothing, this … Continue reading Denim Insulation: What is it and how effective is it

Two Acre Farm recycle coffee sacks to create kitchen and home cleaning sponge

Keeping your kitchen utensils clean and household items spick-and-span gets more-and-more environmentally friendly by the moment, and now there’s Two Acre Farm’s sponges made from recycled coffee sacks. Made with recycled burlap from coffee sacks for scrubbing power and backed with cotton terry, each sponge is hand sewn by a maker in Collingwood, Ontario. The Canada-based Two Acre Farm specialise in high quality, environmentally friendly … Continue reading Two Acre Farm recycle coffee sacks to create kitchen and home cleaning sponge

Notpla’s seaweed-based sauce sachets helping the take-away industry to be more sustainable

Sustainable packaging startup Notpla has created an eco-friendly sachet, which is both compostable and edible, to hold condiments and sauces, providing a plastic-free solution to wasteful pots and sachets. Developed with the take-away industry in mind, Notpla’s sachets, which range in sizes from 10-60ml, can be can dispose of in home compost with the rest of food-waste. Notpla’s sachets are made from one of nature’s most renewable … Continue reading Notpla’s seaweed-based sauce sachets helping the take-away industry to be more sustainable

Qurkies: Sustainable building blocks for kids made from cork

Made from cork, which is a natural and sustainable material, Qurkies are soft yet firm building blocks that can also fit on Lego Duplo bricks. The cork bricks can even be wiped clean with a wet cloth. Looking for eco-friendly building blocks for your kids to play with? Qurkies’ building bricks made from cork may just be the toy the family have been waiting for. … Continue reading Qurkies: Sustainable building blocks for kids made from cork

Nutshell: Sustainable, collapsible coolers insulated with upcycled coconut husk fibre

Fortuna Cools, a Phillipines-based lifestyle brand, has launched a packable, lightweight cooler which is insulated with fibre from upcycled coconut husks. The coolers, known as Nutshell, are insulated with fibre from upcycled coconut husks which would otherwise have been burned as waste. The leftover coconut husks are sourced from small-scale farmers in the Philippines, providing them with an additional source of income and creating new … Continue reading Nutshell: Sustainable, collapsible coolers insulated with upcycled coconut husk fibre

Update your baking materials with an eco-friendly reusable silicone baking mat

For those who do a lot of baking and are wanting to adopt an eco-friendly approach to their practice, ecoLiving’s Reusable Silicone Liner works as a perfect swap or alternative to baking paper. A reusable non-stick baking mat, ecoLiving’s oven mat can be used to line baking trays and can even double up as a versatile mat used as an anti-slip work surface. ecoLiving Rosa … Continue reading Update your baking materials with an eco-friendly reusable silicone baking mat

Kula Bags: Eco-friendly bags and backpacks made from water resistant reinforced paper

Reinforced paper material is the sustainably-sourced material that goes into making Kula’s lightweight and water/tear resistant bags. Crafted from Texon Vogue – a durable, practical and washable paper- which is said to be as “strong/durable as a canvas bag”, Kula Bags’s range includes bags, backpacks, crossbody bags and laptop cases. The UK-based accessories brand aims to create products that are “functional, fashionable and sustainable”. Rosa … Continue reading Kula Bags: Eco-friendly bags and backpacks made from water resistant reinforced paper

Croll & Denecke Soap Box Spruce: Eco-friendly soap box made from liquid wood

If you are one of the many that has returned to using soap bars you’ll be pleased to know that there is an eco-friendly solution to storing your soap bar with the Croll & Denecke Soap Box Spruce, which is made from liquid wood and the offshoots of the spruce tree. Croll & Denecke’s rectangular-shaped soap box, which is biodegradable, makes it easy to transport … Continue reading Croll & Denecke Soap Box Spruce: Eco-friendly soap box made from liquid wood

Flavour your meat and fish this BBQ with a Fire & Flavor Cedar Grilling Plank

BBQ season is upon us and if you want to add some wood-smoked flavour to your meat or fish, check out Fire & Flavor’s Cedar Grilling Plank. Made with all-natural, sustainable western red cedar, Fire & Flavor’s Cedar Grilling Plank adds a sweet and smoky flavour to fish and meat. Fire & Flavor was founded by husband-and-wife team Gena and Davis Knox in 2003 to … Continue reading Flavour your meat and fish this BBQ with a Fire & Flavor Cedar Grilling Plank

Continue on with plastic-free living beyond July with Ecovibe’s sustainable Starter Kits

Plastic Free July may have ended but there are numerous ways that you can continue plastic-free living beyond. If you are looking for inspiration, check out Ecovibe’s Starter Kits. Ecovibe are offering kits to help support your plastic-free or zero-waste lifestyle at home, with everything from a Bathroom Cleaning Kit with bath bombs and dissolvable plastic-free sachets which create antibacterial cleaning solutions; a Dish Washing Kit … Continue reading Continue on with plastic-free living beyond July with Ecovibe’s sustainable Starter Kits