22 Eco-Friendly Products to Reduce Waste in 2022 I UK – Kempii

22 Eco-Friendly Products to Reduce Waste in 2022

We all want to make a difference, but knowing how to start creating a more sustainable lifestyle and reducing waste can be tricky.  So we've put together a list of the 22 best eco-friendly products to reduce waste around the home, at work, or on the go.

Why not pick a few simple switches and make 2022 your most eco-friendly year yet!

#1: Beeswax Wrap

Cling film is one of the ickiest single-use plastics around. It’s 100% single-use, and it feels horrible to wrap food up in that chemical-laden plastic. The solution? Beeswax wrap. It’s attractive, natural, eco-friendly and can be used time and time again.

Eco-Friendly Products I Beeswax Wraps
Above: Reusable Beeswax Wraps are a must-have for any zero waste kitchen!

#2: None Sponge

The synthetic fibres of your yellow-and-green kitchen sponge aren’t only ridden with germs, they’re also terrible for the environment. Among the many great eco-friendly products you can use instead is an unsponge. It cleans well, foams up nicely and is made of all-natural materials.


Above: Drop that nasty kitchen sponge!  Try an organic cotton unsponge instead. 

#3: Mesh Produce Bags

The war against plastic bags has been long. Luckily lots of countries now have laws to prohibit their overuse. But what about keeping your fruit and veg together on your weekly food shop? Mesh produce bags are an invaluable eco product. You can see what’s inside and use them to store things in the fridge.

Mesh Produce Bags 

Above: Refuse plastic in the vegetable aisle! Take a mesh produce bag instead. 

#4: Silicone Stretch Lids

Now we’re all cooking at home, there are a lot of leftovers. Why keep buying plastic Tupperware or stretching cling film across your bowl when one of the easiest steps to a zero waste life is stretchable lids that will fit on any container?

Silicone Stretch Lids

Above: Silicone stretch lids - easy to adapt to your bowl size!

#5: Bamboo Toothbrush

Once you learn that over 3.6 billion toothbrushes are thrown away each year, it’s hard to look at that brightly-coloured piece of plastic in your bathroom in the same way! Next time you need to replace it, opt for a bamboo one. These eco-friendly products are sustainable and biodegradable.

Bamboo Toothbrush



#6: Plastic-Free Deodorant

One of the areas people seem least keen to make a zero waste switch is in deodorant. To be fair, natural deodorant doesn’t always get the best rap. However, as there are tons of chemical-free deodorants that come in compostable or recyclable aluminium packaging, you'll be sure to find one that makes you smell great!

Plastic-Free Deodorant

Above: This gorgeous natural deodorant from Awake Organics works naturally with your skin's microbiome (good bacteria!)

#7: Shampoo Bars

If you’re switching to eco-friendly products, the stream of plastic bottles generated from your beauty routine is a good place to start. Shampoo bars are all-natural, last for ages and have completely biodegradable packaging.


Above: Just add water! A shampoo bar like this one by Kind2 will really get your waste down

#8: Safety Razor

These take some getting used to but now’s the time to practise. Disposable plastic razors take centuries to decompose and cost masses. Safety razors, on the other hand, look and function much better. All you need to replace is the blades (carefully!).

Eco-Friendly-Products Safety Razor

Above: This short-handle Safety Razor by Edwin Jagger is perfect for beginners

#9: Period Proof Underwear

Honestly, one of the best eco-friendly products we’ve ever invested in. Disposable pads and tampons aren’t only terrible for the environment, they’re also uncomfortable and expensive. Period pants are the opposite – comfortable, reusable and convenient.

Period-Proof Underwear

Above: Period pants are a game-changer. Wave goodbye to mishaps and hello to going with the flow!  

#10: Reusable Face Rounds

Fight the fatberg with these reusable cotton pads. No more wet wipes and throwaway cotton balls; instead you can cleanse and tone your skin with these soft and washable rounds. They’ll save you a lot of cash and the more you wash them, the softer they feel!

Reusable Face Rounds

Above: Remove make-up with reusable face rounds like these ones from Wild & Stone

#11: EcoEgg Laundry Egg

There’s nothing like the feel of clean clothes but doing laundry results in a lot of waste. Additionally, most detergents are packed with chemicals. These Ecoegg laundry eggs wash your clothes with natural cleaning pellets, reducing waste enormously.

Ecoegg Laundry Egg

Above: An EcoEgg laundry egg can save up to *40 bottles of plastic per year!


#12: Bamboo Cutlery

If you take a lot of packed lunches to work (maybe not this year!) or simply enjoy a picnic, great eco-friendly products to invest in are bamboo utensils. You can get a whole set and bring them camping, hiking or picnicking without weighing your bags down.

Eco-Friendly Products - Bamboo Cutlery


#13: Stainless-Steel Lunchbox

A stainless-steel lunchbox with different sections means you can make a meal with multiple parts, not simply a sandwich. Steel means no BPAs in your food, and no wasted plastic. Now that's eco-friendly!

Stainless-Steel Lunchbox


#14: Reusable Q-Tips

Plastic cotton buds may seem fairly harmless - but they're actually one of the most common kinds of beach litter in Britain. If you want switch to a reusable alternative (and save money!), why not try oriculi, or reusable Q-tips, like the Japanese! 

Reusable Q-Tips


#15: Reusable Coffee Cup

There’s a reason reusable coffee cups are the most popular among all the eco-friendly products you can switch to. They look better and feel nicer than disposable cups; plus, at lots of coffee shops you’ll even get a discount for using them. In fact, why haven’t you got one yet?

Cork Coffee Cup


#16: Refillable Water Bottle

Another thing on the ‘don’t you already have one?’ list is a refillable water bottle. Single-use plastic bottles are atrocious for the environment, languishing in landfill for eons. Get into the habit of bringing your refillable bottle everywhere and you’ll never be dehydrated again!

Refillable Water Bottles

Above: Refillable Water Bottles made from stainless steel keep water cold all day long!


#17: Fountain Pen

Everyone’s looked down at their cheap ballpoint as it runs out again and wondered at how pointless these cheap, disposable pens are. Fountain pens don’t only reduce waste, they also look better, feel great in your hand and result in gorgeous calligraphy (OK, that last part is your responsibility!).

Parker Pen
Above: The classic Parker Fountain Pen looks super stylish, without the hefty price-tag 


#18: Dry Highlighter Pencils

Taking eco-friendly stationery to the next level, dry highlighter pencils allow you to colourfully annotate your notes and plans without throwing away dozens of plastic highlighter pens as you do so.

Above: These funky Highlighter Pencilswill never run dry

#19: Paper Potter

If you’ve got green fingers (or are hoping to!), you might despair at having to plant things in plastic pots – but there’s no need! You can get a paper potter or a set to make them, so that all your seedlings will start their lives in fully compostable containers.


Eco-Friendly Paper Potters


Above: With a Paper Pot Maker you can make an endless supply of seedling pots


#20: Furoshiki Wrap

We can learn a lot from this Japanese custom of wrapping presents in cloth with beautiful patterns: it looks more attractive, shows that you’ve put care into your gift, and saves you all that non-recyclable wrapping paper. It’s also incredibly versatile, so you can use these eco-friendly cloths as carrier bags and lunch-wrappings as well.

Furoshiki Wrap

Above: Furoshiki gift wrapping looks stylish and takes less effort: what's not to love? 


#21: Soap Berries

Soap berries (also called soap nuts) for laundry are a game-changer. Non-toxic, sustainable and affordable, you’ll never look at a chemical detergent again! Just place 4-6 of them in a reusable muslin bag, and throw them in the washing machine with your laundry load. Easy! 

Above: Soap berries (nuts) are an affordable zero waste laundry alternative

#22: Oat Milk Making Kit

Make oat milk in 15 minutes, at a fraction of the cost of buying it in the supermarket. Inside the kit, we give you the ultimate guide with recipes, facts, what to do with leftover oat pulp, tips on how to get the best consistency, advice on how to wash the muslin cloth and more. 

DIY Oat Milk

Above: Cut down packaging waste by making your own oat milk


Which of these eco-friendly products have you used? How did you find them? Share in the comments below and inspire us!

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