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  1. Designed to fit in your fridge door this BRITA Carafe is perfect for home or office and has a built-in BRITA filter. RRP £25.95, www.brita.co.uk

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  1. Offering thermal insulation tech the Beast Tumbler can store anything from water, coffee, soups, smoothies and even cocktails! RRP £25, uk.greenssteel.com

  1. Available in an array of colourful characters each Bendies cheeky pouch contains two reusable, dishwasher-safe silicone straws – a chunky straw, perfect for cooling smoothies and milkshakes; and an angled thin straw for water or soft drinks – protecting the planet and little ones’ futures, one sip at a time! RRP £4.99, sweetdreamers.co.uk & Amazon UK

  1. Forget the plastic with Elephant Box, the 2-litre capacity lunchbox big enough for a proper packed lunch, deep enough for an apple and wide enough for your sandwiches! £31.99, elephantbox.co.uk

  1. Inspired by nature and designed by the world’s most exciting artists, every piece of Mother Reusable’s Planet Pusher – which is triple insulated to keep your drinks hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 – is made from recycled and recyclable materials. 500ml Bottle £29.95, www.motherreusables.com

  • Available in ‘lunch’ or ‘cheese’ packs, these Beeswax Reusable Food Wraps are a great alternative to plastic cling film. Made in the UK the breathable wraps keep food fresh and untainted. £20 per pack, www.yourssustainably.com [#kent-based]

  1. Coming in a handy 25-bag 30L or 10L roll, Seep Compostable Bin Liners have been reinforced at the base to prevent annoying leaks and are a high quality, gentle on the planet alternative. RRP £8.00 30L / £4.00 10L roll, theseepcompany.com

  1. Plastic razors are difficult to recycle and almost all end up in landfill, Lane 44’s plastic-free Razors are designed for long term usage, are made 100% from metallic materials, use a fully metallic double edge blade, and are completely free from single-use plastics. From £26, lane44.com

  1. Providing an environmentally friendly period solution, Saalt Menstrual Cups, which can last up to a decade, can be emptied, rinsed and reinserted; limiting the vast amount of single-use period products going into landfill or the ocean. £25, saaltco.uk & Amazon UK

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  1. Available in trendy 100% recyclable and reusable tubes, tishoo offers 40, 4-ply, super soft and stylish tissues purposely designed to fit into cup holders in cars, buggies and backpacks. £7.99 for 4 tubes, tishoo.co.uk, Ocado or Amazon UK 

  1. Brilliant for you, best for the planet, No Secrets new shampoo and body bars will leave your hair and skin gently cleansed, healthy and with a fabulous shine; yet are soap-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, palm oil-free and plastic-free and come in fully recyclable packaging. £7.50 each, nosecretsbeauty.com

  1. Sustainable and resourceful, not only are Tala’s Beeswax and Vegan Wraps perfect for keeping your lunch fresh all day or to cover leftover food, they are kinder on the earth too. £13.99 each, www.talacooking.com 

  1. Tilly & Jasper’s Natural Organic Cotton Sandwich/Food Wrap is a great alternative to disposable plastic bags and wrap. Ideal for sandwiches, snacks, travel and storage, is designed with the environment in mind. £7.50, www.tillyandjasper.co.uk

  1. Using home recycling (instead of buying new toys!), Planet Junko’s reusable ZOOMER! Kit is made from recycled plastic and packaged in 100% recyclable card tubes and allows kids to create toys such as cars, buggies and buses! £36.99, www.planetjunko.com 

  1. For those times when single-use is necessary, Henosis Masks are the world’s first 100% compostable, entirely plant-based, 3-ply single-use facemask. £30 for box 50, www.henosismasks.co.uk  

 

  1. Stylish, hard wearing and perfectly portable for eating on the go, SHO‘s new and improved food container is ideal to keep food hot or cold, from soups and salads to pasta and even ice cream! 530ml, RRP £24.99 & 800ml, £29.99, www.shoreusable.com

  1. Colgate’s new eco-friendly Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush has a handle made with 100% natural, biodegradable bamboo, tapered slim-tip bristles infused with Binchotan charcoal and is free from plastic packaging. RRP £4, Waitrose

  • Ditch the disposable plastic knives and forks given out with takeaway food, and keep your own Bamboo & Cornstarch Cutlery Set in your bag. This full size set is ethically produced, dishwasher safe and degrades in around 3 years once disposed of. £7.50, www.yourssustainably.com [#kent-based]

  • Two Farmers are the UK’s first crisp brand to use a 100% plastic-free and compostable crisp packet. The packets are sustainably produced, made with sustainable cellulose and plant-based, biodegradable ink and glues, and house some delicious crisps to boot! £25.99 for 24, twofarmers.co.uk/shop 

 

 

  • Rombouts’ popular One Cup filters are now 100% home compostable! Made from bagasse – a natural by-product of sugar cane production that would otherwise go to waste – natural filter paper and filled with premium quality, pure ground coffee, the filters can be home composted or disposed of with your food, green or general waste. £3.39 for a pack of 10 from Tesco, Co-op and online via Ocado

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