Why You Should Use A Refillable Spray Bottle with Delphis Eco
What if we told you that you can make your cleaning products last longer without the hassle of repurchasing them every time they finish?

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4 Meaningful Ways To Support Sustainable September 2022
It is the perfect time to learn some simple yet meaningful ways to support sustainability this September.

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How To Get Wax Out Of Your Carpet
As much as we all love a scented candle, there are always times we wish we’d been a little more careful...

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Sustainable Back To School
Back to school is a funny time, the holidays have whizzed by in a chaotic whirl of activities. You may be relieved to get back into a school routine, or possibly dreading it😅 Either way, we’re here to help you prepare for that first Monday, so you’ll be that zen, super-organised parent we all aspire to be. And if you’re not, at least you tried🤪 Psst! You’ll also find our top product picks, with exclusive discounts inside this blog. Prep school lunches the night before This may seem like an effort at the time, but actually if you’re cooking dinner...

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How To Wash Trainers With Baking Soda
Trainers in need of a little pick me up? Did you know baking soda is the perfect ingredient to brighten and clean them💡 Ok, so why is that? Baking soda is a mild alkali (a soluble salt) and can cause dirt and grease to dissolve seamlessly. Plus, because it is natural, it is non-toxic unlike many other household cleaners. Let’s get to it! You will need:💧 1 tbsp Hot tap water💥 1 tbsp White vinegar💫 1 tbsp Baking soda 👟 Dirty white trainers!🦷 Old toothbrush*If you need more mixture then add equal parts of each ingredient to the bowl* How To...

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How To Get Tea Stains Out Of Mugs
Recently we've had so many people ask how to get tea stains out of mugs. Follow the simple steps below and your fave mug will be sparkling in no time. You will need: x1 tea-stained mug x1 tbsp of baking soda x1 tbsp water x1 soft sponge scourer   How to get tea stains out of mugs 1. Make a paste with the water and baking soda 2. Rub onto tea stains with your sponge 3. Work the paste around the mug and rinse clean Voila! Check out the hack on how to get tea stains out of mugs👇

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How To Stop Water Marks On Chrome Taps
Follow this super easy, super quick plastic free how-to cleaning hack today on how to stop water marks on chrome taps✨ Lemons make amazing non-toxic cleaners because they are naturally acidic which is perfect for hardwater stains. It's a plastic free and toxin free cleaning hack, you can't really go wrong🍋 What you will need: x1 lemon cut in half (this can be an old lemon or one you have left in your fridge)x1 Cloth Taps which need a good sparkling! How To Stop Water Marks On Chrome Taps 1. So first you want to squeeze your lemon over the affected...

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 5 Tips On How To Do Laundry Sustainably
Laundry’s dirty, but it doesn’t need to dirty the planet💁‍♀️ Here are 5 tips on how you can have a more sustainable relationship with how you do laundry, and with household bills rising you’ll also be saving on your energy costs too. It’s a win win! Just cool it everyone🧊 Did you know  90% of a washing machine’s energy is spent heating water? You normally don’t need to wash your clothes any higher than 30 degrees - especially with the efficient washing detergents available today🌿 Additionally, if you can cut out one wash cycle per week, that’ll take £5 off...

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5 tips to reduce your plastic consumption this Plastic Free July
Plastic seems to have found its way into every corner of our lives, it’s cheap, durable and disposable. Yet, these great qualities are the very downfall of it😬 The Big Plastic Count recently revealed that UK households throw away almost 100 billion pieces of plastic every year😢 82% of this is shipped oversea, burnt or sent to landfill.Plastic Free July is a global movement to help people be a part of the solution to plastic pollution💪 This involves reducing your plastic consumption for July, developing planet friendly habits which will continue beyond July. Here are our top tips for reducing...

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We’re a Best For The World™ B Corp for 2022
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilises B Corps, which are businesses that meet high standards of positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there are more than 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, unified by one common goal: building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system. Soooo what does it mean to be BFTW😬 Every year, Best for the World recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest positive impact through their businesses. More than a badge of honor, Best for the...

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5 Clever Tips For The Perfect City Picnic
The heatwave is on its way, and it looks like city picnic season has started. Before packing your picnic basket make sure you read these tips to make the most out of your al fresco summer get together. 1. It’s totes better The recipe for a good city picnic starts at home. When it comes to packing right, wicker baskets aren’t always the most practical option🧺 Use insulated totes or backpacks with compartments and padding to secure and organise your picnic contents🎒 Totes and bags can also be less clunky and more comfortable to carry around if you’re planning to...

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What does FSC certified mean?
With the UK having recently been in full festivity with the jubilee, you’ve probably seen the little green tree tick on the bottom of the cake box or celebratory snacks! Maybe you've wondered what ‘FSC’ certified means, or if you’re really clued in you may already have heard about the FSC and how important it is🤓 We'd like to talk more about FSC, about what it is and what it does…   What is 'FSC'?  The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international NGO designed to protect and promote the responsible management of our world’s forests🌲 The FSC is widely recognised...

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6 Top Tips For An Eco Friendly Street Party
With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee fast approaching – houses will once more come together and put on street parties never to be forgotten – how incredible is our amazing Queen?As with most parties – there can be a lot of waste. With a big spotlight on sustainability and reducing waste – we’ve got some top tips on how you can throw an eco friendly party to celebrate Her Majesty’s amazing achievements in true British form whilst keeping sustainability at the forefront. 1. Barricade with Wheely Bins 💁‍♀️ Rather than taping off your road with plastic ticking tape, club your wheely...

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Grow Your Own Loofah
So, let's firstly get one thing straight, Loofah doesn't come from the ocean🌊 Loofah is in fact a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family🥒 A few varieties are edible and are a delicacy in some cultures, but most are cultivated for their utilitarian value. The longest loofah ever was grown in China in 2008 and reached a whopping 4.55m!Loofah grows slowly and matures well into Autumn. It likes it hot🔥 So needs plenty of sunshine and adequate water in well drained soils. In these correct conditions the Loofah plant can grow as long as 30ft 😮 They...

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How Much Plastic Is In Your Kitchen?
It might seem obvious that our kitchens can generate a lot of plastic waste but aside from obvious sources there are so many hidden plastics in our kitchens🤯 In answer to the question in our email, it was a trick! All three of those items contain plastic. Read below to find out more hidden plastics and how to avoid them👇 Ditch the non-stick Most non-stick pans use a plastic coating to prevent food from sticking, this is what gives those pans that smooth, waxy finish. Yes, it is SO handy, but did you know if you overheat your non-stick pan...

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ReLondon Super Cleaning Cloth: Green Washing since 2020
Read about our pilot study into the latest plastic free cloth, funded by ReLondon's Green Deal Grant.

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We're A Certified B Corporation®
WHAT IS A B CORP™? The B Corp™ movement all started in 2006 in the US by a group of people who thought that business should be a force for good. It’s grown really quickly since then, especially in the past few years as people want some reassurance that “ethical businesses” are really walking the talk💃 We think becoming a Certified B Corporation® is the best measure of whether a business is really not just about profits, but cares about people and planet too🌍 WHAT IS THE B CORP™ CERTIFICATION PROCESS LIKE? The process is pretty similar even if you’re massive...

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How to measure and reduce your personal Carbon Footprint 
Read how The Greenr App can help you live more sustainably and reduce your personal carbon footprint👣

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The Seep Spring Challenge
Ah, Spring is here! The sun is shining (mostly), the days are getting longer (woop) and it’s almost acceptable to wear your fave sandals. But before we get carried away, there’s one other thing that Spring means - Spring Clean. Immediate reaction 😱? Or 🤩 ? It was found in a recent study that 51% of Brits stress about home cleanliness but also that one in five admitted they just don’t even bother with Spring Clean🤣 So this got us thinking, is Spring Cleaning something everyone enjoys? Whether you literally can’t wait for Spring Cleaning Season, or you would rather...

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How To Take Out Trash With Compostable Bin Liners
Struggling to use your biodegradable bin liner without it splitting? Read here for the best tips on using your bin liner to its best💃

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2022: Natural Rubber Washing-Up Gloves
Product Spotlight: Biodegradable, sustainably-sourced, Fair Trade rubber gloves with a cotton flock lining from renewable sources Seep Rubber Gloves are one of the first natural rubber household gloves to market in the UK that have passed the biodegradability test (in accordance with ISO 14855-1:2005) and we are super proud of this🥰Our gloves feel lighter than, but work just as well as, other household gloves on the market because they have been specially developed to biodegrade🌿 The wood and paper products in our range are always sustainably sourced, the wood is harvested from forests that are responsibly managed (and not illegally logged)🌲 In...

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4 Tips For A Green Spring Clean
Hand hygiene and health has been a huge focus the last couple of years. We know all of those helping hands, wiping, rubbing, and scrubbing away, deserve to be using ‘clean’ products that are skin kind💙 We have 4 tips to make sure you spring clean brilliantly this year, and without harming people or the planet🌍 Psst! Look out for a special code from our friends at Purdy & Figg too🤫 1. Look past the label Don’t be immediately sucked in by a “natural”, “non-toxic” or “vegan” label on the front of a bottle, it’s a good place to start but...

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8 zero-waste cleaning tips for your home in 2022
Tips on how to clean your home plastic, waste and toxin free💙

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Why do eco-friendly products cost more than plastic alternatives?
Want to make some eco-friendly household swaps, but don't understand why you have to pay more? Read this blog written by Seep's Buyer, Mel, to learn more about the rigorous process of sourcing sustainable products which are better for people and the planet.

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Greenwashing Meaning
Understand the meaning of greenwashing in 2022 plus tips for what to watch out for when you are looking for genuinely sustainable brands.

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5 Sustainable Tips for Black Friday 2021
Bombarded with Black Friday deals everywhere you turn? Feeling pressured into buying things that later on you may regret? Read Seep's 5 tips on how to approach Black Friday 2021, to say goodbye to Black Friday panic and hello to a Friday of thoughtful shopping💁‍♀️

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20 Eco Tips To Be A More Eco Friendly Household In 2022
As we come to the end of another year (wow that went fast), you may be starting think about the new year, and the new you✨ Maybe you are already eco-conscious but want to expand on your plastic-free swaps or maybe you're just someone who wants to live more sustainably but doesn't know where to start? Fear not! Here at Seep we have curated our top eco tips and brands for five areas in your household, so that you can excel at sustainable living💚 Sound good? Then keep reading! Food 🥕We are so lucky in the UK to have any...

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Do Eco Friendly House Cleaning Products Actually Work
When your kitchen is at the point of no return, you know it’s time to start pulling out all the conventional cleaning products. We’re talking sponges, bleach sprays and brushes (just to name a few). Although these products work to clean your home within an inch of its life, you sadly become exposed to hundreds of chemicals. Some with unknown toxic effects.  Over the last 18 months, there’s been a lot of focus on cleanliness, personal hygiene and so the temptation to crack out the strongest cleaning sprays has been sky high. On the other hand,  more and more of...

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The Cynics Guide To Offsetting with On A Mission
  Right from the first day of launching Seep, we’ve been making sure that we more than offset our carbon emissions with On A Mission, a Swiss-based charity that selects, invests and supports sustainable reforestation projects. After receiving a bunch of brilliant questions from our customers about what our carbon offsetting really involves and doubts about the impact this truly has, I decided to interview Fred Fournier, the co-founder of On a Mission. I asked him the most contentious questions about carbon offsetting, to gain a better understanding of how it all really works.  Welcome, Fred and thank you for...

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Guide To Mastering The Home Compost With Compost Club
We recently got the pick the brain of bonafide composting expert Michael Kennard. Michael runs the community composting scheme Compost Club, and has kindly answered all our burning questions and demystified the home compost. Follow their scheme here, or sign up to one of their compost collections services. Hello Michael! Thank you so much for wanting to talk to us about your incredible composting work. We're so happy you can help demystify the home compost for us and our community. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into composting?  I'm just a regular guy, father...

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Dr Imogen Napper On Microplastics and Why There's Reason To Be Optimistic
We recently spoke to Dr Imogen Napper. Imogen (or Imiy) is post-doctoral marine scientist who specialises in researching plastic pollution down in the University of Plymouth. A huge thank you to Imiy for taking some time to chat with us and give us the scoop on the effects of microplastics, and an insight into her amazing research.  Photo: University of Plymouth    Hello Imiy! Thank you for having a chat with us today. We spotted you and your work early doors here at Seep. For those who may not know who you are can you give us a bit of...

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Your Sustainable Kitchen With The Green Domestic Fairy
This week on The Seep Blog, we have a very special post written by our favourite expert on sustainable kitchen, Kesia Hosking (thegreendomesticfairy.com). Kesia has kindly written a great starter guide to cleaning your kitchen sustainably, and the all-natural products that work beautifully (some of which you may already have in your kitchen).  Sustainable is such a ‘viral’ word at the moment. According to the Cambridge dictionary, sustainable means: Causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time.  When I think of sustainability I think of the word “Legacy”. It’s weird huh?...

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Your Next Sustainable Swap: Compostable Bin Liners
It’s official, we now have our own range of compostable bin liners!  We know, bin liners are far from the most glamorous thing on the planet. But, we can’t help but get excited at the prospect of fewer bits of plastic being sent to landfills and incinerators.  So today, let’s chat about compostable and biodegradable bin liners and how our eco-friendly alternatives work. It’s quite riveting stuff, we promise.  Why are standard bin liners so bad?  The classic bin liners we are accustomed to are durable and usually cost-effective. However, these liners are made from petroleum or natural gas, which...

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How To Spring Clean Your Kitchen With Bio-D
It's almost time for that dreaded spring clean. To help ease the pain, we've teamed up with our friends over at Bio-D to share some easy tips on how to spring clean your kitchen (sustainably, of course).  Bio-D's 100% vegan and cruelty free cleaning range make the perfect compliment to our plastic-free cleaning tools.  Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner, and the time has come for us blow away the cobwebs and give the house a good spring clean. A spring clean gives us the chance to throw open our windows and let in the fresh air, creating...

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B Corp Meaning
We’re soon coming into March, which just so happens to be B Corp month in the UK. When we launched Seep last year, it was important for us to build a better sort of business right from the start, so we pledged to be a B Corp and are now officially B Corp Pending. But what does B Corp mean? And what even is a B Corp? We see the logos strewn across some of our favourite brands’ websites, but knowing exactly what it means for them (and for us) can help you make a decision on who to buy...

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Wait - Kitchen Sponges Aren't Plastic Free
So hopefully by now, you’ve made a bunch of eco-friendly swaps? You’ve stopped buying plastic bottles, you’ve invested in a coffee keep cup. You’ve bought tablet-based cleaning sprays and banned scrubs with microbeads from your home. You’ve even invested in some metal-straws after seeing the video of that turtle with a plastic straw stuck up its nose.  However, there is one simple swap you can make alongside all of these - the kitchen sponge. Those innocent sponges you use to keep your house looking in tiptop shape is, unfortunately, probably made of virgin plastic and can’t be recycled. While they...

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6 Easy Swaps To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint
2020 is almost over (thank god) and the silver lining is that 2021 is full of possibilities to create a more sustainable world. It’s encouraging to see so many people move to more eco-friendly lifestyle options this year, despite the circumstances, and reducing plastic is the #1 way people are actively taking steps towards a safe and cleaner environment. However, sometimes it’s hard to find the right brands and products to buy, so we’ve broken down some of the plastic-free must-swaps that'll reduce your plastic footprint.   Earbuds The fact that we’re only just realising how bad cotton ear buds are...

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7 Brands to Help Kickstart Your Zero Waste Lifestyle
This week on the Seep blog our marketing assistant Holly is talking about all of her favourite eco-swaps on the market right now. Holly has seen the terrible consequences of plastic pollution and climate change first hand around the world. After travelling around the world for the past six years (only recently being stopped in my tracks by Miss Corona), I’ve gained a special appreciation for all of earth's natural wonders. I recently moved back to the UK from New Zealand (let’s face it, they’re the green-living rockstars of the world right now), and had a stint living in Australia...

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Climate Positive Meaning And The Whys And Hows
The importance of environmentalism has been on the lips of the general public ever since 2002’s “An Inconvenient Truth” slapped us in the face with the prospect of climate change and global warming. The world heating up by a few degrees might not sound like much, but it makes a huge difference to the way our planet works and people’s livelihoods.  Fast forward to 2006 and “Carbon Neutral” was declared “word of the year’, something which is usually dubbed as “forward-looking” (oh how right they were). Now, the phrase “Climate Positive” is cropping up a lot in the eco space....

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Laura Harnett On Creating Better Cleaning Products
Hello there, I’m Laura and I’m a dog-loving mum of two from London and the founder of Seep. I would love to tell you more about the story behind the business. I would describe myself as eco conscious rather than an eco warrior. Like many, I believe that lots of people living sustainable lifestyles imperfectly is better than a few people living a perfect zero waste lifestyle. Over the years, I was finding it easier to find greener alternatives - cleaning sprays, toilet paper, washing detergent. But, when it came to the most unsexy categories in the cleaning aisle (yes, I'm...

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Why Becoming A Founder In Your 40s Makes Sense
I’m about to go live with my first ever business in my 40s and some days the thought of taking the plunge leaves me in a cold sweat. Why would I be risking my hard-earned years of saving? Will it succeed?  Looking back on the past few years I can see how I’ve come to this point, but it wasn’t obvious at all while I was going through it.  I’ve written down the journey I’ve gone through so far (let’s face it folks it’s very early days) as a founder in the hope that others that wonder if they’re too...

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Tips For At Home Composting With Wiggly Wigglers
At Seep, we believe in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill and so all of our cleaning tools are compostable. Home composting is one of the easiest ways individuals can reduce their waste however over 90% of UK households currently don’t compost.  So we went on a search for a composting aficionado to help us make the leap and found the incredible Heather Gorringe who is the founder of home composting and wormery business Wiggly Wigglers. The founder of Seep, Laura Harnett spoke with Heather who demystified compost and shared her years of experience with her favourite...

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The How To On Cleaning Sink With Baking Soda
Today on The Seep Blog, we’re tackling those nasty single use plastic cleaning bottles by swapping them out for something you’ll already have lurking in the cupboards: Baking Soda. Did you know that 55% of UK plastic is still ending up in landfills, incinerators or in the environment? Urgh. If that’s not enough to encourage you to make some serious swaps in your home, we don’t know what will. There are plenty of opportunities (besides investing in compostable cleaning products) to get rid of plastic in your kitchen for good with some simple swaps. So, if your sink is looking...

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Biodegradable Vs Compostable: What Does It All Mean
Deciding to buy sustainable alternatives to everyday products is a huge step in the right direction for the planet. Speaking from experience, there’s a warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing you’re making positive changes. However, sometimes the search for great sustainable products is littered with buzzwords which makes it difficult to be confident that you’re making the right choice. Two words seem to appear more often than most: Biodegradable and Compostable. But what do these terms mean? And, when it comes to biodegradable vs compostable, who comes out top dog?  At Seep, we want to demystify eco-friendly products by...

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