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5 Best Australian Made Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products for Spring 2021

5 Best Australian Made Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products for Spring 2021. Zero Co. Image supplied.

Eco-friendly and sustainable; if you’re looking to spring clean, we’ve got five Australian brands to use!

Spring has sprung, so it’s finally time to get that housework done!

Your weekly house cleaning doesn’t need to be a chemical-infused, daunting chore – it can be an environmentally-friendly and highly effective experience instead.

So before you put on the gloves and pick up the duster, why not swap the nasty for the good with our list of the five best Australian made natural, sustainable and eco-friendly cleaning products for spring cleaning 2021!


Biome

With six stores across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, despite its online oasis, Biome is definitely a one-stop-shop when it comes to eco-friendly products. With so much available, if you didn’t think that there would be an eco-friendly option, let Biome enlighten you with a low-waste alternative.

Since 2003, Biome took on an obsession with finding environmentally-friendly products that surpass more than just a reusable bottle. Covering everything from beauty to fashion, food, wellness, gifts, kits and do-it-yourself projects, Biome certainly does not lack when it also comes to the home and cleaning. And, on top of that, they understand that regardless of where you are on your eco-friendly journey, Biome is here to help you with the right product that works for you.

Starting off from the outside and working your way in; whether you clean every day or once a week, Biome stock everything from non-toxic pest control products, kitchenware, multi-purpose cleaning sprays, degreasers and cleansers, bathroom and kitchen scrubbers, room mists, toilet cleaning bombs and stainless steel pegs to name a few. This is one Australian, eco-friendly brand to keep on your watch list for spring cleaning and beyond.


Good For: Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen, Laundry, Garden and General Home


Wanting to start saying no to single-use plastic? Then Australia’s first dissolvable cleaning tablet brand, CHANGE, is helping us make the change. Launching throughout Plastic Free July in 2020, CHANGE is Australia’s first range of cleaning products that not only eliminates the need for single-use plastic bottles, but it also uses dissolvable concentrated cleaning tablets to get the job done.

Using warm water as the activator, CHANGE is the first of its kind in Australia with a Multi-Purpose, Glass, Water Bottle, Washing Machine and alcohol-free Hand Sanitiser tablet available. CHANGE’s Founder, Simon Karlik, came up with the ingenious idea after researching that the average Australian uses up to 130-kilograms of plastic per year – with only 12 percent being recycled.

An Australian natural cleaning brand to back, CHANGE was brought to us by its sister brand Cheeki – the first company to introduce stainless steel water bottles to Australia. Karlik wanted to design a cleaning product range that not only protects the environment, but is effective, affordable and dramatically reduces the excessive waste of single-use plastic.

Putting change into perspective, each dissolvable tablet creates 300mL of cleaning solution which can be purchased in multi-packs of four or eight. And, if you need to start from scratch, CHANGE also has a range of starter packs available which include a purpose-built, fully recyclable spray bottle and two tablets to get you going.


Good For: Kitchen, Laundry and General Home


Cove

From the creators of Natures Organics, Cove is one of Australia’s favourite eco-friendly cleaning product brands that’s hit the shelves. Here to solve the world’s plastic consumption problem, Cove is designed for the environmentally conscious with its reusable and refillable cleaning products. Perfect for the laundry, bathroom, kitchen and everything in between; Cove allows Australians to use its natural, plant-based concentrate inside of its reusable aluminium bottles. All you need to do is to mix with regular water from your tap and you’re good to go!

Designed to be reused again and again, Cove allows Australians to do more with less. Consciously curated, Cove’s line of products covers everything from surfaces to glass, bathroom sprays, concentrated laundry liquid pumps and more. And, if you run out, at just a click of a button users can replenish their spray or pump bottle with Cove’s refill pouches that are made with 80 per cent less plastic than a standard bottle. From there it can then be recycled through Australia’s REDcycle return-to-store program and then recycled into community-friendly items such as park benches and playground equipment.

Of course, it doesn’t stop there. With sustainability and eco-friendly practices at the forefront, each of Cove’s household cleaning products were curated to contain no harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances, non-toxic and cruelty-free. It’s innovative, it’s sustainable and it’s vegan. Just reuse, refill and spray away.


Good For: Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry and General Home


SUSTOMi

Meet SUSTOMi, a Tasmanian-based online brand that ensures that each of their items are 100 per cent reusable, 100 per cent biodegradable, promotes a healthy lifestyle, ensures that it is free from any nasties and, of course, replaces single-use plastic items. Brought to life in its Founder’s home kitchen, SUSTOMi set out on a mission to innovatively bring together an inspiring collection of low-waste goodies.

When it comes to cleaning, one of our most commonly used household appliances is admittedly, for most of us, also the one thing that we neglect and put-off the most. It’s the refrigerator. To start your spring cleaning where it needs it the most, SUSTOMi has got you covered. From shop to storage, SUSTOMi is home to an array of sustainable and eco-friendly products to get you sorted. Using the powers of reusable silicone, SUSTOMi ensures that whether it be produce or last night’s leftovers, its handy food covers and pouches will do the job the most environmentally-friendly way.

Of course SUSTOMi goes well beyond its silicone wraps. To up your sustainability game, SUSTOMi also has a vast range of nifty, brightly-coloured beeswax wraps, mesh produce bags (which is great to wash your intimates in), reusable baking sheets and much more. Going beyond the kitchen, SUSTOMi proves to be the perfect resolution for our day-to-day activities.


Good For: Kitchen, Laundry and General Home


Zero Co

Who ever knew that an eco-friendly cleaning product could look so chic? Meet Zero Co, the newest Australian made sustainable cleaning product range to hit the shelves. Beginning like most do, as an idea, back in 2018 Mike Smith came up with the genius solution to waste. Now joined by the likes of his wife Alyssa, Kate and Alana, Zero Co aims to untrash the planet by stopping the production of new single-use plastic and to also clean up the plastic junking of our oceans.

Think of Zero Co as a cleaning inception – they clean up the ocean whilst we clean our homes. But what have they actually cleaned? From December 2019 up until now, the Zero Co team has removed almost 6000 kilograms of plastic rubbish from the ocean – a figure equivalent to more than 500,000 water bottles.

So how does Zero Co differ from the rest? Donned as Australia’s newest eco-friendly cleaning product go-to, apart from clearing oceans and their striking pastel-hued range, Zero Co follows a serious reuse policy. Simply place an order online, receive a package with both a bottle and pouch, empty the contents of the pouches into the dispensers, place the empty pouches into a pre-paid postage satchel and send it back to the Zero team for free. From there they’ll clean, refill and reuse the pouch – it’s that simple!

Of course the fun doesn’t stop there. Not only are they Australian made, but Zero Co uses a plant-based formula, is vegan and cruelty free, grey water safe and they are palm oil free too. With everything from air fresheners to bathroom and shower cleaner, bodywash, dishwashing detergent and tablets, handwash, laundry liquid, stain remover and more. More than a spring cleaner, Zero Co is a lifetime saver for both you and the planet.


Good For: Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry and General Home


Stuck on spring cleaning? We sat down with the decluttering queens from Tidee to find 8 Easy Ways To Organise Your Pantry. What does your loo say about you? Here are 4 Useful Tips on How to Create a Sustainable Bathroom. Or, if you’re looking to be more waste-free, The Source Bulk Foods has provided 7 Tips On Starting Your Zero-Waste Journey.

Feature image: Zero Co. Image supplied.
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