Our Impact To Date - How Sustainable Swaps Can Help Reduce Plastic Waste

Our Impact To Date - How Sustainable Swaps Can Help Reduce Plastic Waste

At ecojiko, our mission is simple: to inspire people to waste less and reuse more with our range of eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products. Our mission directly helps in reducing plastic waste and its harmful impact on our planet. As a tiny business committed to sustainability, we are proud to share the positive impact we've made to date!

Reducing Plastic Waste

To date, we have saved an impressive 60,931 plastic items from ending up in landfills. These are everyday items that would have otherwise contributed to the ever-growing pile of plastic pollution. By offering reusable products made from natural materials, we give you, our customers sustainable alternatives that help them make a positive environmental impact.



  • Sustainable wooden dish brushes
  • Bamboo hair brushes
  • Reusable lunch boxes
  • Reusable travel cutlery
  • Compostable Swedish dish cloths
  • Cellulose sponge scourers
  • Plant based body brushes
  • Bamboo nail brushes
  • 100% linen tea towels
  • Wooden food packaging sealing clips
  • Natural Vegan Dish Soap
  • Reusable make up remover pads

And a wide variety of plant based brushes (zero plastic, plant based bristles), eco friendly plastic free gifts and personalised presents, our range directly contributes to reducing waste in landfill.

Saving CO2 Emissions 

The production and disposal of plastic are significant contributors to carbon emissions. Through our efforts, we have prevented 115,966 Kg of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to the emissions from driving a car for over 263,00 miles! Every small step counts, and this achievement underscores the importance of choosing sustainable products in reducing our carbon footprint. The collective power of changing our consumer behaviours, however small, will make lasting impact.

Revolutionising Tea Time

One of our standout products, the Dunker Tea Strainer for loose leaf tea, has made a tremendous impact. By encouraging the switch from traditional tea bags, which often contain plastic, to loose leaf tea, we have saved an astounding 29,200,000 tea bags from ending up in landfill. This not only reduces plastic waste but also promotes a more slow-living and enjoyable tea-drinking experience!

The Importance of Our Impact

Protecting Our Planet

Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues we face today. Plastic items can take hundreds of years to decompose, releasing harmful chemicals and microplastics into our environment. By reducing plastic waste, we help protect wildlife, preserve natural habitats, and ensure cleaner oceans and rivers.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

CO2 emissions are a leading cause of climate change, which threatens ecosystems, weather patterns, and human health. By saving CO2 emissions, however small, through sustainable practices, we collectively contribute to ease climate change and promote a healthier planet for future generations.

The Potential of Larger Companies

As a small family business, our achievements are pretty good, but imagine the impact if larger companies committed to similar sustainability practices? The scale at which they operate means their potential for positive environmental impact is immense. If more companies adopted plastic-free packaging, reusable products, and sustainable practices, the cumulative effect could lead to a dramatic reduction in global plastic waste and CO2 emissions. At ecojiko we will continue to fly the flag for the independent eco brands, zero waste shops and independent refill shops who are trail blazing the way for reducing waste and their carbon footprint.

Committed to a Happy Planet 

At ecojiko, our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our products. We use only plastic-free packaging and tape, ensuring that every aspect of our business aligns with our environmental values. We believe that if the small independent brands can care for the planet then the big boys can too! Every business, regardless of size, has a responsibility to care for our planet for future generations.

Join Us on Our Journey

We are incredibly grateful for the support of our customers who share our vision of a world where we waste less and reuse more. Together, we are starting to make an impact, and we are excited to continue this journey as we grow. We love to listen to our customers desires for new products and this year we plan to launch many more eco friendly sustainable swaps. From bamboo toothbrushes to a wider range of kitchen and bathroom plastic free swaps we are set to improve our impact even further. Every small action counts, and together as a planet happy community, we can create a healthier, more sustainable world.

Thank you for being part of the ecojiko community. Let’s continue to make a difference, one reusable product at a time!

For some inspiration browse our full range of eco friendly goodies

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