How to disinfect your sponge
Did you know that your lovely sponge could harbour up to 45 million bacteria per square cm. That means that your sponge could host as much bacteria as the inside of your toilet. Who likes cleaning their cleaning tools (probably no one except the true clean freaks) but it needs to be done! So, let’s get started… FYI👉for your sponge to be performing at its prime and not getting bacteria everywhere, we recommend refreshing your sponge by disinfecting it at least once a week. After about 4 weeks it’s usually time to reach for a new one, but this obviously...

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Seep Tool Care Blog
  Our plastic free cleaning tools with their sleek designs makes cleaning a bit easier and more fun. Many of you seem to agree as our products have become beloved possessions within your homes, especially our sponges, but how do you properly care for our products to make sure they last and perform to their best ability. By properly taking care of your Seep products the better they will perform for a longer time. We even have some customers who’ve claimed to still be using their first sponge a year later due to their care taking skills. So welcome to...

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How to Remove Oil Stains from Clothes like a Pro
Imagine this - it’s a magical night, the stars are twinkling and the streets are quiet. You’re getting ready for dinner, about to cook your favourite dish. The table is set, music is playing in the background and you can’t help but dance along. You bring out a large pan to cook in and start sizzling your chorizo but it instantly start spitting! No, your beautiful white top has oil splattered on it… Time to panic? Nah! You’ve read Seep’s blog on how to remove oil stains from clothes like a pro with the help of Fill Refill all natural products. ...

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How to perfect your work-from-home setup
Your mood, your back, your mental health, your productivity – there’s too much at stake to do home desking half-heartedly. If you’re a convert to working from home, these small hacks can help you perfect your setup. Make sure your desk posture is healthy Get your setup right and you’ll be protecting your back and spine health for years to come. Whether you’re sitting at your kitchen table or you have an ergonomic office chair, the principles remain the same. Your feet should be flat on the floor (use a footstool if they don’t reach), your elbows should be at...

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5 Gleaming Household Remedies for Tarnished Silver
Whether it’s cleaning silver with baking soda or cleaning silver with toothpaste, we’ve got 5 homemade remedies to polish the tarnish off your heirlooms. Your silverware becomes exposed to the sulphur in the air (don’t worry, it’s naturally occurring like oxygen and carbon dioxide). However, it’s worth noting that silver and sulphur react, causing the tarnished look. At Seep we understand you may have irreplaceable family heirloom silverware or stunning pieces of personal jewellery that can become tarnished over time. Luckily, there are very safe and easy fixes that only use the items already in your pantry. In fact, here...

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How to make the best ever Roast Potatoes this Christmas
The season is upon us and in just a few days it’s time to fill our bellies with the greatest food there is - Christmas dinner! The time of year when you gather with your loved ones and enjoy the comfort of food. However, some would argue that Christmas dinner isn’t nearly as good without its star ingredient - roast potatoes. Seep is here to save the day! Here’s our take on the greatest roast potatoes which we’re sure will knock your socks off. Serves 4 people.  Ingredients:  🥔 1kg potatoes - (Maris Piper or King Edwards are best for a...

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Don’t Whine: Get Red Wine Out of Your Clothes
There’s no need to fret. Despite what the neighbours may say, there is a way to get red wine out of your clothes and carpet. But you have to act now! Rioja, merlot, shiraz, pinot noir… whichever burgundy coloured tipple it is that takes your fancy can cause dread the moment a drop falls. After all, many of us grow up hearing “red wine stains” or “you’ll never get red wine out of your clothes”. But it just isn’t true. It’s just a tough bugger, like chocolate. There’s actually a ton of fantastic methods you could use to remove a...

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Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide 2022
With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to get those gifts sorted out. Rather than spending a stressful day out on the town, sweating and getting frustrated by the chaos - our gift guide is here to make it so easy for you.Even if you’ve been buying gifts since early November or are just starting, Seep's got you! We’ve partnered with some wonderful, sustainable brands that will help you find the perfect gift this Christmas. Not only that, but these brands have all offered some amazing discounts, exclusive to Seep customers.  For the coffee drinker... The coffee industry is broken,...

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Tut Tut Soot: How to Get Soot Out of Carpet and Walls
Light the fire, put a movie on, sip on a hot choccy and enjoy a cosy night in. We’re here for the next day when you search “how to get soot out of carpet”. Having a fireplace is lovely. It’s pretty to decorate, it’s cosy in the winter, it can make you feel accomplished to have in your home and you know you’ll be the envy of everyone on Instagram. But it comes with a dark side. A literal dark side: soot. It gets everywhere! Soot has magnetic properties allowing them to attach to fabrics such as carpets (especially synthetic...

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How To Look After A Real Christmas Tree: Deck the Halls With Trees That Last Long
Real is the new plastic these days so we need to learn to give our seasonal greens the gifts they deserve. So, here’s how to look after a real Christmas tree. Christmas spirit is riling up in all of us and - for many - we’re already counting down the days until the big guy delivers under the tree. But, what happens if the tree isn’t quite so spirited? When you’ve got a real Christmas tree, it’s important to know how to give it the TLC it needs after being chopped down. This way, you won’t be asking yourself “how...

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Compostable Plastics and New Findings
Of course, we've all heard of plastic, it's literally everywhere. But what about compostable plastics? Instead of making plastic from horrible fossil fuels, compostable plastic is derived from plants such as potatoes and corn, yum. Instead of breaking down into microplastics, the idea is that they break down into carbon dioxide, water and biomass.  However, recent research found that 60% of plastics marked as home compostable didn’t break down within 6 months. This was a huge shock for a lot of brands who use compostable plastics to reduce their impact on the environment. Some of you may know, we use...

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What is happening at COP27?
It’s everywhere right now. The annual climate summit by the UN is here once again, COP27. Seven years since the Paris Agreement was signed, created to change the world. During this time of uncertainty in the world, it’s time for those in power to unite and fight climate change.  But what is COP27?  COP27 will be the 27th time the annual event Conference of the Parties brings together the countries who signed up for the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. This year it’s hosted by Egypt in the city Sharm...

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Cleaning Your Shower Head With Vinegar and Bicarb
Whether you’ve got pink bits, black bits, white bits or soapy suds sticking around, learning how to get cleaning your shower head with vinegar is a must! Let's not beat around the bush, we’re the masters of our own bathroom now and the phrase “not my monkeys, not my circus” doesn’t belong here. Even though it’s a utopia for getting clean and your shower head only sprouts water, it can get dirty with time. The water, itself, is a big culprit because limescale in the water will crystalise on your shower head. So, it’s time we helped you address those...

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Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Chores in the House
Chores, chores, chores. Do any of us really like doing them? There are general daily chores in the house and then bigger ones lurking around the corner. But, here we are. We’re writing an article about getting the house all spick-and-span and you’re reading it. Presumably to procrastinate from actually doing them; but, thinking about doing the household chores has to count for something. Right? So, we’ve gathered a list of the absolute must-dos when it comes to chores in the house. We’ve also broken them down into four more-palatable segments so you’ve got a better idea about the urgent...

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How to Make the Best Compost for House Plants
The best compost for house plants is actually good-old home-grown hummus. Not real hummus, but carbon and nutrient-rich scraps from in and out of the house. It’s really a process of going green to brown to green again before the cycle restarts and you have some stunning blooms brightening up your home. Here at Seep, we know a thing or two about composting that we wanted to share with you. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we have our popular plant-based compostable bin liners. Take a look if you don’t believe us. But, we’re really here to share everything...

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The Sweet and Sour of How to Clean A Microwave With Lemon
When life gives you lemons, make a cleaning aid! We’re here to help you unpeel how to clean a microwave with lemon and we’ll make it easy-peasy, too. From using it as a general spray cleaner to getting down and not-at-all dirty with your kitchen appliances, a lemon can be a powerfully natural cleaning tool. If you know us at Seep, you’ll know we’re here for the sustainable choice. So, we’ve found things you might already have in your home to get the to-do list cleared. P.s. if you’ve not met Seep yet, have a read of Our Story. That...

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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🤯 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 it can start to break down and release the toxic plastic chemicals into your food.✅ Opt for quality steel or cast-iron pans, these are plastic-free, and some are even made from recycled metals....

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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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