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Soapnuts

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Soapnuts or Soapberries are actually dried fruit shells which contain real natural soap and are 100% natural.

Soapnuts are a natural, non-polluting, compostable, alternative to conventional laundry detergents and synthetic soaps. No fillers, foaming agents, bleach, phthlates, phosphates or parabens.

Good for all fabrics, can be used at all temperatures from 30 -90 degrees C.  Great for all washing machines especially energy efficient machines & great for all allergy sufferers. Save money and the planet with every laundry load!

Trial Pack – 6 soapnuts + bag = £1.75

3 soapnuts will give you 4-6 washes




1 kilo soapnuts – approx 340 washes = £25




Bamboo Straws

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BAMBOO STRAW

BPA/Chemical free

Suitable for hot or cold beverages

Manufactured from high quality sustainable natural bamboo

Length: 145mm   /  Diameter: 10mm (aprox)

£1.75




 

  • Length: 215mm   /  Diameter: 10mm (aprox)

£2.10




 

Bamboo eco-straws are hand washable so can be reused on many occasions. Once they’ve been used to their fullest, you can simply toss them into the compost bin, as these 100% natural straws are completely biodegradable.

different ways to wash your bamboo straw:

  • wash with soap and water like you would your dishes
  • wash in a dishwasher
  • boil in water for 10 minutes
  • To deep clean put boiling water into a bowl + add 1 teaspoon vinegar add your straw and leave for 10 minutes then rinse with water.

 

70% of all litter items in our oceans is from plastic out of these 50% of the plastic is single use such as drink containers, food containers, plastic bags, crisp bags, sweetie wrappers etc. It can take over 400 years for some types of plastic to break down.

300 million tons of plastic is produced every year, half of which is only single use. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.

  • Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.
  • A plastic bag has an average “working life” of 15 minutes
  • Countries like China, Ireland, Australia, Bangladesh have banned or have placed restrictions on  single use plastic bags.
  • Taiwan banned plastic bag and plastic utensils as a way to reduce  60,000 metric tons of waste per year they deal with each year
  • In the North Pacific Ocean, there are 6x more plastic debris than plankton. They are causing deaths to ur marine animals who mistake them for food.
  • We have an island in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – which is mostly composed of plastic. It’s the size of India, Europe and Mexico combined.
  • 10% of the plastic we use yearly end up in the ocean. That’s equivalent to 700 billion plastic bottles!
  • Recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of gasoline. One ton of plastic is around 25,000 plastic bottles.
  • The production of plastic uses around 8% of the world’s oil production.
  • 90% of the trash floating in our oceans is made of plastic, around 46,000 pieces per square mile.
  • Plastic is made from petroleum.
  • Some of the components used to make plastic like phthalates and bisphenol A are harmful to our health.
  • Microplastics have been found in fish and shellfish bound for human consumption, and it has been estimated that an average European seafood consumer ingests 11,000 plastic particles a year.

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