Etsy is my go-to place for maaaany zero waste items. Why? Because it’s the perfect place to find loads of independent-run stores, giving us the opportunity to support like-minded individuals instead of big money-driven companies. And because let’s face it, it’s simply zero waste heaven!
All your grocery-related and households needs will be sorted with The Zero Waste Maker. Oktavia, the owner of the boutique, collects waste fabrics and scraps and turns them into useful things such as produce bags, sponges, makeup removal pads, kitchen roll replacements, etc.
Packaging/ all the packagings are 100% plastic-free and recyclable —and from already recycled materials. Even the tape used is made from paper and can be recycled!
The cutest cutlery wraps
Sick of these camping looking cutlery sets? Creations By Jennie Lee makes the cutest cutlery wraps. You can choose to go just for the wraps or add bamboo cutlery.
Packaging/ 100% plastic-free
These beauties are available and handcrafted in 20 colours by the talented Magdalena from MITU studio. I don’t know about you but, that dark green one is on my wish-list!
Packaging/ minimal, always plastic-free and always recyclable
Soaps, soaps, soaps! And cleansing pads. And facecloths. And skin care products. I’ve tried their soaps and man, they smell amazing. On top of that, they are all natural, vegan, palm oil-free, and available unwrapped. Sharon, the lovely owner of Soap Daze, doesn’t use any artificial fragrances, only essential oils!
Packaging/ cardboard box and Sharon reuses envelopes or other used things to wrap soaps
Toothpaste and mouthwash
Those of you who’ve been following Zero Waste Nest for a while know it already: we’re big Georganics fans! And for a good reason: they’ve got pretty much all of our mouth hygiene related needs covered: toothpaste, toothbrush, toothpowder, mouthwash, oil pulling mouthwash,… EVERYTHING!
Packaging/ plastic-free and biodegradable
Vegan Food Wraps
The vegan food wraps you were looking for! They are all handmade using cotton fabric, plant waxes, tree resin and organic oils. Oh and, Rowen Stillwater also sells sponges!
Packaging/ they use paper-based packaging and shipping products without any plastic fillers, laminates or bleaches.
Think you would never have fun buying sponges and household stuff? Well, we challenge you not to enjoy the experience of shopping with Tabitha Eve!
Packaging/ all their packaging is plastic free. Orders are shipped in cardboard boxes or recycled envelopes, and they even use biodegradable cellulose sealing dots to seal their paper product packaging.
Upcycled produce bags
Emily from Bag to the Future makes produce bags from net curtains. The bags are suitable for fruit, veg, bakery items, grains, nuts, popcorn, anything that’s solid and not flour, I’d say! Each piece is unique. Stocks are limited so, don’t wait for too long!
Packaging/ Emily reuses envelopes wherever possible.
This post is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Credit cover image: MITU studio
Morgane is a London-based writer and the founder of Zero Waste Nest. She’s passionate about sustainable living, ethical fashion and social justice. She also founded the Ethical Fashion Guide, with the firm intention to make ethical fashion the norm. Her retirement plans are to adopt as many stray cats as she’s able to.