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10 Zero-Waste and Plastic-Free Shops on Etsy UK

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I might have mentioned before on here that Etsy is one of my favourite places to shop for, well, pretty much anything.  It used to be my go-to place for anything decorative homewares related, but recently Etsy has really upped its game, with a whole host of zero-waste and plastic-free shops popping up too, listing a beautiul array of eco-friendly products.

Whilst Etsy is a global platform, I’ve found 10 UK based zero-waste and plastic-free shops/makers/sellers on Etsy – the majority of them run by female entrepreneurs.   Here are ten of my favourites, selling a diverse range of zero-waste and/or plastic-free products, that you may (or may not) need for plastic-free living:

Zero-Waste and Plastic-Free Shops on Etsy UK

Conscious Fibres

conscious fibres zero waste etsy shop

Conscious Fibres sell a whole host of plastic-free and reusable goods –  from produce bags, multi-purpose cloths, make-up wipes, tote bags, handkerchiefs and handy zero-waste takeout kits, all of which are handmade in the UK.  And once your Conscious Fibres product has reached the end of its lifespan, relax in the knowledge that all of their products are completely compostable, or can be recycled.

Creations by Jennie Lee

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Creations by Jennie Lee specialise in stylish zero-waste cutlery pouches, perfect for popping in your bag for lunches and picnics – helping you to avoid the need to use single-use cutlery.  There are heaps of different designs sure to appeal to every family member – making them perfect for little ones lunch boxes too.

Georganics

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Georganics sell a range of natural plastic-free oral care – from toothpaste and mouthwash sold in glass jars, to refillable glass jars of natural dental floss, and bamboo toothbrushes.  There’s pretty much everything you need here for a zero-waste dental routine and a healthy smile.

Lilah Pads

lilahpads zero-waste shop

Lilah Pads sell beautiful handmade washable sanitary towels.  I recently purchased a couple for myself, and I am genuinely surprised at how much more comfortable these are than regular sanitary towels (SO much more comfortable), and how absorbent they are.  I bought two, to begin with, to ease me into the world of reusable sanitary towels, and to see how I got on with them, but I will definitely be purchasing some more soon.

Luna Beauty

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Luna Beauty sells zero-waste, plastic-free, cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics that I’ve blogged about here before.  From eyeliner and mascara to blusher and bronzer,  everything is plastic-free.  For extra green points, you can even send your empty tins and bottles back for refill, which earns you a 15% discount on your refill order.

Moonbeam Club

plastic-free moisturiser

Moonbeam Club sells the all-purpose Moonbeam Cream at a purse-friendly £8 –  a natural moisturiser suitable for both your face and body without the need for separate products.  Each batch is handmade using natural ingredients and packaged in glass jars with aluminum lids (no plastic here), although please note the cream contains beeswax so is not suitable for vegans.

Rowen Stillwater

plastic-free teabags shop

Rowen Stillwater only sells vegan zero-waste products, from vegan wax wraps for food, to reusable teabags, plastic-free sponges, and more.  Every items ships plastic-free too, so you can be sure that plastic doesn’t sneakily find it’s way into your home.

Soapdaze

soapdaze plastic free shops

Soapdaze sells a lovely range of handmade natural skincare products that are vegan and plastic-free.  From beautifully scented soaps that can be purchased with or without packaging to reusable makeup removal pads, to handknitted facecloths, to lovely oils and cleansing grains, I love everything in this beautiful little shop.

Tabitha Eva

tabitha eve zero waste shops uk

Tabitha Eva sells everything you could need for a zero-waste home.  From reusable nail varnish remover pads, to plastic-free sponges, food wraps, reusable kitchen roll, produce bags and more, if you are looking for something plastic-free Tabitha Eve probably stocks it!

The Zero-Waste Maker

the zero waste maker zero waste plastic free shops uk

Finally, Oktavia, aka The Zero-Waste Maker, collects waste fabrics and fabric scraps from her day job as a costume designer and then turns these scraps into useful items that can help in your journey towards plastic-free living, and keeping her job as costume designer as zero-waste as possible.  Every item in the Zero Waste Maker shop is therefore unique, and in each listing Oktavia tells you where the piece of fabric used came from.   Look out for beautiful produce bags, makeup removal pads, sponges, cloths and more.

Do you have any favourite plastic-free shops on Etsy?  Or elsewhere?

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Ten Things

highland folk museum

highland folk museum

Hello!  What’s new with you?  I’ve been on my holidays – camping near Aviemore in the Highlands.  We had no electricity, and no internet, and what a great holiday it was.  Dinner on the most beautiful beach, paddling in the water, sandcastle building and visiting some of our favourite places and some places new to us, like the Highland Folk Museum, it was so refreshing to have a total break from everything.

At the Highland Folk Museum, we stumbled upon a 1700s Township (above) which was fascinating.  We had lots of fun poking around the township, which was apparently used as a set in Outlander (I’ve never seen it, so can’t comment further!).  I have lots of photos that I will be sure to share on Instagram.

This week’s ten things:

1. Lidl is to sell 5 kg wonky fruit and vegetable boxes for just £1.50.  Part of an ongoing trial called “Too Good to Waste”, the boxes will be available for a limited time across 122 stores, with anything unsold being donated to charity.

2.  Turns out only a third of plastic food packaging can be recycled.

3.  3M knew your non-stick pan was poisoning you in the 1970s.

4.  There’s no room for sustainability shaming.  Hear hear.

5.  Camping this summer too?  I really enjoyed this post on zero-waste camping – something to aim for on our next trip!

6.  Can you really be a conscious carnivore?  Although I personally don’t eat meat it was refreshing to read something that wasn’t militant about food.

I started wondering how other conscious carnivores do it.  How does one live consistently as an ethical omnivore considering the messiness of real life—at Thanksgiving dinner with our families, out to dinner with friends, at potlucks and business meetings?  How does it feel to be a human being trying to make difficult choices, navigating around industrially produced meats?  And most importantly, do the combined efforts of regular people eating around their values make any measurable impact on changing our food system for the better—and if so, which choices matter most?“.

7.  This is what your barbecue is doing to the environment (sorry if you are barbecuing today!).

8.  For anyone that’s ever been to a festival and been horrified by the amount of plastic waste, this will be music to your ears: music festivals are set to get drastic on plastic.

9.  Watch out for greenwashing on compostable products.

10.  Finally, a deleted tweet from the BBC speaks volumes about its climate change reporting.

Have a lovely Sunday!

Wendy.x