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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

22nd July 2020

Tara Button shares her top tips for plastic free cleaning for our Plastic Free July campaign

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

22nd July 2020

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

22nd July 2020

✽ I use a Redecker dish brush with a replaceable head. It cleans brilliantly and is biodegradable. Simply buy a replacement head when you need to. Sometimes you really need a scouring pad to get rid of baked-on food. Try the Safix coconut hair scrub pad. It is completely plastic free and compostable at the end of its life.

✽ Dishcloths nearly always end up in the landfill. You can use old rags to clean or try Ecozone or Skoy Cloths.

✽ Kitchen paper is used a lot, it’s not usually recyclable and is designed to be thrown away after one use. Choose Ecoegg bamboo towels instead. They are strong, absorbent and can be thrown in the washing machine to be used again and again.

✽ Washing up liquid can be tricky. Ecover pride themselves on making planet friendly products which use plant based and biodegradable ingredients and their packaging is made from recycled and plant plastic, you can refill your bottles at certain stores. You can also use a bar of soap by swirling it around your sink water and dabbing your dish brush on it as required; however, this method does not foam and is not for everyone.

Visit tarabutton.com for more ideas.

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