Best of British Eco-Friendly Products to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

We have some brilliantly designed British-made eco-friendly products that can replace the plastic disposable items you use daily.  Here are some ideas to get you started on swapping out your single-use plastics for reusable products made in the UK.

A recent survey by Deloitte found that 61% of consumers have reduced their usage of single-use plastics in order to be more sustainable.

The same survey also discovered that 45% of consumers are now seeking out locally produced goods as well.

We all know the reasons why we should be trying to replace single-use plastics items with reusable alternatives, but replacing them with a product that is also made in the UK, and as locally as possible, offers a double benefit! By choosing UK-made eco-friendly products you also reduce your carbon footprint by decreasing the amount of shipping and air miles involved in manufacturing a product overseas.

Eco-Friendly Products for the Home

UK-Made Beeswax Food Wraps From Bee Zero Waste



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Bee Zero Waste offer Beeswax Wraps and Vegan Wax Wraps that are 100% handmade in Leicester. Using ingredients from local suppliers, helping their customers go ”Zero Waste” and at the same time backing the U.K. industry and beekeeping.

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Hand Crafted in Britain Tweed Fabric Device Covers From Hettie



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Born and manufactured in the UK, Hettie combines beautiful design with family-conscious values and ethical responsibility. Protect your devices with their luxury, locally sourced fabric covers.

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Felted UK Wool Laundry Balls From Little Beau Sheep



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Little Beau Sheep's 100% wool dryer balls help speed up drying time and softens clothes naturally eliminating the need for fabric softeners or disposable dryer sheets. They are also much quieter and more environmentally friendly than the single-use plastics alternatives. Handmade in Yorkshire from British wool, these chemical-free alternatives to liquid fabric softeners and dryer sheets will last for thousands of loads.

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Leather Wall Storage From P Kirkwood, Designed and Made in the UK



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Perfect for those who love minimalistic interior design or if you're looking for something different than plastic shelves. P Kirkwood handcrafts leather accessories for your home studio, also including mouse mats and pen holders.

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British-Made Reusable Wipes and Matching Wash Bag From Tag Togs


Aiming to reduce the amount of disposable single waste plastics going to landfill or down the loo blocking pipes, Tag Togs have designed washable wipes. Made from high-quality jersey cotton and backed with a luxurious bamboo terry towelling. These also come with a matching wash bag in an array of cute patterns.

Shop the Tag Togs collection here

Sustainable Beauty Swaps

British-Made, Plastic-Free Everyday Care Products From Appletree & Avalon


Appletree and Avalon is the first exclusively 100% UK-made and eco-friendly small independent (online only) home, beauty and gift stores. They provide their customers with simple, everyday sustainable options that are affordable, good quality, and better in helping to support our natural world.

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100% Natural Skin and Hair Care Products From Funky Soap Shop



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Funky Soap Shop is a small business located in the heart of London dedicated to crafting high quality, healthy and effective skin and hair care products that will nourish your skin and be kind to our planet. Opt for aluminium refillable options for your hair and skincare needs over single-use plastics containers.

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Vegan-Friendly Artisan Soap, Bath & Body Products From Kalabash


Be transported to warmer climates with Caribbean-inspired skincare products from Kalabash. Made by hand in small batches in Bedfordshire, using 100% natural ingredients. For people who care about their skin and the planet.

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UK-Made Stylish Reusable Razor From Urban Jack



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Experience a plastic-free shave with Urban Jack's double edge safety razor. With easy to source replacement blades (which you can even recycle!) there's no need to ever by a disposable razor ever again.

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Sustainable Products For Being Out and About

Reusable Cotton Tote Bags From Perkins & Morley

Sustainable UK-made cotton tote bags from Perkins and Morley

Swap single-use plastic bags with these large cotton tote bags from Perkins & Morley. Available in a range of designs, these bags are printed and hand made by skilled craftspeople in the UK.

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Eco-Friendly Products and Plastic-Free Gifts

Eco-Friendly Coconut Bubble Kits From Dr Zigs

Dr Zigs plastic free coconut bubble kit

Aiming to be carbon neutral as possible, Dr Zigs use sustainable materials for their fun bubble kits for children, pets and adults alike. The bowls are completely handmade from reclaimed coconuts, the handle is made of sustainably sourced bamboo, and the rope is 100% cotton.

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Sustainable Gift Wrapping Paper From Eco Wrap

Eco-friendly wrapping paper made in the UK by Eco Wrap

Eco Wrap offers high quality wrapping paper & greetings cards that are 100% recyclable and 100% plastic free. They also plant a tree for every order too!

Shop the Eco Wrap collection here

Do you have any suggestions for British-made swaps to reduce single-use plastics? Let us know in the comments below.