Why is this recycled plastic laundry basket such a great product?
Not only is this laundry basket practical, brilliant quality and rather smart looking, but it is also made of 100% recycled plastic which makes it so much more sustainable (which as you know, we are rather passionate about) by reducing plastic pollution that can be harmful to our environment and our oceans.
Many household products, like washing up bowls, buckets, wastepaper bins (to name a few) are made of plastic and more often than not, virgin plastic. We have found this first-hand and have really struggled to find everyday items made with recycled materials that were affordable and of a good quality.
When we found and tried this 100% recycled plastic laundry basket we knew we had to add it to our shop! It is better for the environment, works just as well as your usual laundry basket and is no more expensive than its ‘non-eco’ equivalent. Winning!
What sorts of recycled items have made up this recycled plastic laundry basket?
All sorts of old household products like old plastic deck chairs, toothbrushes, plastic plant pots, plastic kitchen utensils, old CD cases, plastic bottles, old high chairs, lego – the list goes on!
Why is it important to use recycled plastic?
We are all pretty well-versed on the importance of recycling plastic and reducing our use of single-use plastics. It reduces the volume of plastic waste that goes into landfill, reduces the amount of plastic that gets blown into the ocean en route to landfill sites, reduces plastic pollution, it conserves resources and reduces the amount of energy used producing items from virgin plastic (to name a few reasons!).
But once we recycle plastic, what do we do? Well, think about it. If we dutifully recycle our plastic but continue to use virgin plastics, then what’s the point of recycling it in the first place? If we don’t buy products made of recycled plastic the plastic we continue to recycle will soon pile up into more unwanted waste or get burned.
So instead, we should try and buy products made with recycled plastic to make all our dutiful recycling worth it! Plastic is a hardy, versatile material so can be repurposed from its original state into all sorts of other things when it’s recycled. Doing this is called ‘closing the loop’ (the loop being the three arrows on the recycling logo) and helps to create a more circular economy with less waste. Our recycled aluminum foil uses the same principle! You can read more about plastic and how we should be using it in one of our blog posts, here.
What other products are in the recycled range?
Oh, we’ve got lots and we will be adding more! As we said above, we found it really difficult to find useful, everyday products made of recycled materials so our aim is to build our selection so that you can get lots of brilliant recycled goodies in one place.
We have other household products like our mop pail & wringer and our kitchen drawer organiser which are both made from recycled plastic. We also have a recycled plastic composter, recycled aluminum foil and recycled metal dangles! Keep checking back for our latest additions.