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Eco and vegan cleaning products: all the best environmentally-friendly detergent, dishwasher tablets and antibacterial sprays to buy in the UK
It's easy to forget that hidden chemicals and plastics can often be found in household cleaning products - but there are a growing number of eco-friendly brands popping up for the environmentally conscious among us.
Ecover are one of the leading brands when it comes to environmentally-friendly (and affordable) cleaning products.
The brand says: “Plastic is one of the biggest threats to the biodiversity of our oceans. With fish ingesting more and more plastic each year, it also has an impact on our health. We want to make it easier for people to help create healthy, happier oceans. That’s why we’ve created a limited edition washing-up liquid bottle with reclaimed plastic from the ocean.”
They have a variety of detergents, dishwasher tablets and washing up products available to buy - and you can purchase them from Waitrose and Abel & Cole.
Method was developed in 2000 by two roommates, and are available to buy in UK supermarkets like Sainsbury's and John Lewis.
Their products are biodegradable, and safe to use on surfaces that animals will come into contact with.
Greenscents is an online-only brand that sells ethical and sustainable laundry and household product that contain essential oils, which have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties - eg: Peppermint and lavender are naturally antibacterial!
Dr Bronner was founded in 1948, and all its products are eco-friendly and certified vegan. One of its most popular products - the all-purpose cleaner - can be used for laundry, cleaning surfaces, washing the dishes, mopping, and even cleaning bathrooms.
Seventh Generation proclaim that they "want to build a stronger, healthier future for our children and the planet we all share."
They're a US-based brand, but you can buy some of their products at Tesco and Ocado.
Ecozone are a British cleaning brand with an aim of ridding homes of toxic chemicals - and sell a range of natural detergents. As well as general cleaners, they even sell plant-based drain blockers.