Seep is a wonderful company that offers a large range of plastic-free cleaning tools for your kitchen (or bathroom). Made from quality materials and sold in plastic-free packaging, all these items are designed to last – and then can be cut up and composted at end of life.
Choose unscented biodegradable cleaners for pregnancy/nursing/medical conditions, and also for baby/pet bowls (citrus oils are pet-toxic, even on kitchen counters/floors).
Sold in packs or on subscription, the range includes:
A washing-up sponge (a compostable alternative to those green-topped plastic sponges, this is safe to use on non-stick pans, just rinse with water and air-dry between uses, to prevent mould. Nearly all customers say this spong lasts at least 4 weeks.
Sponge cloths are also made from wood pulp, perfect for wiping spills and large surfaces. They make good alternatives to disposable paper towels (we don’t recommend the washing-up cloths as they are made from non-biodegradable polyester, so use these sponge cloths instead).
Eco pop-up sponges are sold flat. Just run under the tap to watch them transform into a compostable cellulose sponges.
Copper scrubbers are the natural answer to those coiled silver scrubbers sold in plastic packaging. These are naturally resistant to rust and corrosion, due to non-ferrous metal.
Dogbone sponges are the eco alternative to those big curved yellow sponges for big jobs, made from cellulose (wood pulp). You can use these to clean the kitchen or bathroom (if using to clean your car, use a waterless car wash to avoid oily water going down storm drains and into the sea.
Fair trade Latex gloves are high quality and sold in plastic-free packaging. Avoid for latex allergies or irritation (also keep away from children, pets and people with dementia – one patient recently died from swallowing one).