This year we have spent more in the comfort of our own homes. Many of have wanted to renovate our homes, and what better time to look at how to do this in a sustainable and more climate-conscious way. From the paint on your walls to the speakers in your lounge, there are so many amazing sustainable items we can choose to spruce up our homes.
1. Lick Home
Lick is a home decor brand that launched on the day that the UK was put into lockdown. The brand believes that a simple change in design can have a massive impact on the way we feel about the spaces we spend our lives in.
The brand aims to replace the stresses of the outdated decorating industry with a simplified journey and customer-centric experience, powered by real conversation.
All products have been created with the modern lifestyle in mind. From the durable and eco-friendly paints, artisanal wallpaper to the high-quality decorating tools and true-to-colour stick-on samples, all delivered direct to consumers doors. Lick is making it easier to decorate than ever before.
Find out more: Lick Home
The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress is a market-first luxury boxed mattress. Its structure means that it combines contouring support memory foam with the latest innovation in pocket spring design.
Designed with sleep in mind, its five-layer British production includes handcrafted details. The Luxurious Quilted Cooling cover integrates cooling technology with its layers of memory foam. ActivEdge™ coils minimise motion transfer during sleep and the supportive foam keeps the body rested.
Every DreamCloud mattress is climate neutral thanks to its offset programme and all foams are certiPUR certified, which means all materials are created without harmful chemicals.
Find out more: DreamCloud
Blueair’s air purifier reduces the level of air pollution in your home and is made of completely recyclable materials. Air pollution is the single biggest environmental threat to human health, and to the health of our planet.
Indoor air pollution can be up to five times higher than outside and since we spend around 90% of our time indoors, it’s important to invest in an air purifier to ensure you are breathing the cleanest air possible.
Reasons why Blueair’s air purifiers are eco-friendly:
- Air purifiers are engineered to provide years of service (not run for a few years and then wind up in a landfill). That’s why the system housing is made from durable, galvanised steel, rather than petroleum-based plastic.
- Filters are made from recyclable polypropylene which naturally breaks down, returning to its original carbon dioxide and water ingredients.
- Air purifiers can be quickly disassembled to simplify recycling when they finally do reach the end of their service lives.
- If your Blueair purifier does end up in a landfill instead of being recycled, its steel housing will not release any toxins into the environment.
- Any appliance that can achieve high efficiency with lower power use helps reduce our overall consumption of fossil fuels.
Find out more: Blueair
These beeswax food storage bags from Canadian brand BeeBAGZ are plastic-free bags made from all-natural products: 100% cotton, beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil.
They are eco-friendly and reusable – by combining 100% cotton, a double-stitched seam (patent pending) and the beeswax, the bags are naturally breathable and help keep your food fresher for longer.
They have a self-sealing water-resistant closure. Simply add the contents, fold over the top and run your fingers along it to close. There is no need to use soap to clean as beeswax is naturally self-preserving and it is also effective at repelling smells and odours like onions.
A clever, safer and convenient option to plastic! Perfect for storing fruits, veggies, sandwiches and other snacks – and a handy little bag for non-food uses too.
Find out more: A Little Find. Prices start at £14.99, with various combinations available like the Starter Pack with a small, medium and large bag.
5. Natusan Cat Litter
With sustainability at its heart, this eco-friendly feline litter firm provides 100% natural, biodegradable and compostable clumping cat litter – with the mission to reduce the amount of kitty litter being disposed of by 65%.
Natusan are providers of the UK’s first zero-waste circular economy litter service; a unique tree planting programme in the capital which offers a delivery and collection subscription service that recycles and composts soiled litter, turning it into agricultural fertiliser.
Natusan then work with partners to plant a tree right here in the UK with every purchase.
- Individual bags of 100% natural, tight-clumping cat litter
- 100% natural, PEFC-certified, recycled wood materials
- Fully biodegradable & compostable – in line with EU Composting Standards
- Highly absorbent and odour-free
- Soft on paws with no added fragrance and no nasty chemicals
- No trees felled in the making .
Find out more: Natusan. Individual bags of sustainable cat litter – from £16.99 RRP (subscribe and save 5%).
6. Silestone® by Cosentino
Silestone® by Cosentino, the leading global hybrid mineral surface for the world of architecture and design, is proud to introduce the first carbon-neutral collection in the quartz surfaces and engineered stone market, Sunlit Days.
Demonstrating the brand’s commitment to sustainability, Cosentino is dedicated to offsetting the CO2 emissions of the entire life cycle of the Silestone® Sunlit Days series.
Cosentino’s production process is an environmental success story, since it is carried out using 99% recycled water and 100% renewable electric energy, as well as reused raw materials.
Find out more: Cosentino
7. Organically Epic
With climate change and waste reduction being at the forefront of our thinking, Organically Epic’s Sonic Wave Electric Bamboo Toothbrush is set to cause a stir in the dental and beauty industry. With its innovative and sleek design, this sustainable electric toothbrush will keep consumers happy with its eco credentials.
- The heads are made of FSC Certified Bamboo. The bristles are made with Japanese Binchotan white charcoal known for its detoxifying and breath deodorising properties. The handle is made of recyclable plastic with an electronic inner.
- The packaging is made of recyclable cardboard with a corn-starch inner.
- All materials and packaging are kept light and to a minimum.
Find out more: Organically Epic.
8. The House of Marley
These speakers automatically sync together as soon as you switch them on. One is a permanent plug-in home wired speaker (with built-in RCA and Aux inputs) and the other is rechargeable for life on the go (with 20 hours of playback and USB-C charging). Crafted from bamboo and Marley’s iconic REWIND™ fabric, these speakers look perfect in any setting and are sure to fill any room with punchy bass.
The House of Marley is a sustainable audio brand founded in collaboration with Bob Marley’s children. All House of Marley products are consciously crafted from mindfully sourced materials including FSC certified woods, bamboo, consciously harvested cork, REGRIND™ silicone and Marley’s own signature blend of REWIND™ up-cycled fabrics (made from organic cotton, reclaimed hemp and recycled plastic bottles).
Aside from using eco-conscious materials, House of Marley is also helping to spread awareness of global reforestation needs via Project Marley. This charitable initiative contributes to the planting of trees through non-profit organisation, One Tree Planted. As a result, over 242,000 trees have already been planted, with a further 85,600 trees due to be planted over the coming months. Project Marley also supports ocean preservation through its collaboration with The Surfrider Foundation, to aid with maintaining their global mission to protect the world’s oceans and beaches.
Find out more: The House of Marley
9. Weaver Green
With over 35 billion plastic bottles finding their way into our seas each year and over 90% of all marine birds having plastic deposits in their stomachs, we felt it was important to look at creative and useful ways of turning recycled plastic bottles into beautiful additions for our homes and everyday lives.
Our range of environmentally-friendly, recycled rugs look and feel just like wool, but contain up to 3000 salvaged plastic bottles each. All of our products are made in exactly the same way meaning everything we sell has helped prevent hundreds of single use plastic bottles from ending up in the ground or floating in the ocean.
All accessories have been made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and are stain and water-resistant, extremely durable, machine washable.
Find out more: Weaver Green
10. Fire Dragon Fuel
Fire Dragon Fuel offers non-toxic firelighters – perfect for summer BBQs. No toxic fumes, no damage to the ozone layer and no arguments when the thing wont light because firedragon fuel always lights no matter the weather.
The eco-friendly firelighters rubbish idea is made from rotten vegetable mass. HRH Prince Charles called it “remarkable” on his visit to the Welsh company BCB International last month.
It’s a one-of-a-kind eco-friendly firelighter initially created for the military because of its sustainability (no trees were harmed in its making) but also, due to its performance lighting instantly in all weathers and its power for creating roaring fires without any of the nasty harmful things traditional firelighters bring with them.
It comes in cubes or in bottles of gel, and liquid – fuss and mess-free with no lingering smell, smoke or soot or taste. Good for campfires, BBQs, fire pits, traditional fired pizza ovens, and grills.