Eplanita dish brush and loofah sponge

Clean Dishes without Trashing the Planet

Whether you scrub by hand or machine it’s easy to clean dishes without plastic bottles, sponges, scrubbers, or packaging. Here are just a few. We’ll add more to our shop as we find them. Feel free to make recommendations if you use products we should include.

Seventh Generation Free and Clear Dishwasher Detergent Powder comes in a biodegradable cardboard box. It uses an enzyme-rich, plant-based formula to get dishes sparkling clean; free of streaks and spots. Formulated without chlorine, artificial dyes or fragrance, so there’s is no lingering odor or taste. Just straight-up clean, even in hard water.

You can also buy Seventh Generation Detergent in an aluminum tin, which is a great way to keep the soap powder dry. Unfortunately, the can isn’t well sealed and may break open during shipping allowing the powder to empty into the shipping envelope. The aluminum container is recycled and recyclable. If you’re willing to risk this you’ll have a tin you can refill with the boxed powder.

If You Care does a great job in the dishwasher with no toxic ingredients. The formula is mineral and plant-based with powerful enzymes to dissolve stuck-on food and grease. 

The tablets are wrapped in a water soluble, biodegradable material. No need to unwrap. Just tuck them into your diswasher’s soap holder in the wrapper. They dissolve quickly and get right to work. (Plastic Oceans and others dispute the claims that PVA film is fully biodegradable.)

Packaging is recyclable cardboard. No plastic bottle, no energy wasted in transporting heavy liquid, no phosphates or chlorine. Just clean dishes with the planet in mind.

If liquid dish soap is your jam Attitude does the job with non-toxic, plant and mineral-based ingredients. Chose unscented or lightly scented. All are hypoallergenic and non-irritating. Click to see details of each formula:
Unscented, Citrus Zest, Green Apple and Basil, Pink Grapefruit, Olive and Coriander

All are also Ecologo Certified for reduced environmental impact. And they’re PETA certified as Vegan and Cruelty-free, never tested on animals.

The bulk refill boxes are recyclable cardboard with a recyclable plastic liner. Even the spout is recyclable. The soap can be dispensed into any bottle you already have. It addresses the leaking and environmental issues of the Attitude plastic bottles. Keep plastic bottles out of landfill. Clean your dishes with the planet in mind.

Eco Buzz dishwashing soap block does a lot of cleaning with little fanfare. It’s unscented and foams less than bottled dish soap. But it cleans well without contributing to plastic waste. 

You can use it to clean surfaces as well as dishes, without drying your hands or adding to plastic waste. It comes with a coconut coir rest which helps it stay dry and last longer. It’s also priced below other comparable dishwashing blocks.

EcoBuzz is vegan, cruelty free, palm-oil free, fragrance free, and plastic-free. It pairs well with the Eplanita dish brush and loofah, as shown.

Eplanita packs a powerful punch with this planet-friendly cleaning kit. You get a sturdy brush handle made of bamboo and three brush heads with bristles made of agave cactus fibers. One of the brush heads is very stiff for tough scrubbing. You also get a loofah sponge that works great for dishwashing and surfaces.

When you’ve worn out the brush heads just replace them and continue using the bamboo handle. You’ll save money and clean your dishes knowing you are keeping plastic out of landfills.

Pair it with the EcoBuzz dishwashing block for plastic-free clean!

RU S Bamboo Soap Holders are an attractive, eco-friendly way to hold soap, shampoo, and conditioning bars so they last longer.  They come in two different colors: natural and charcoal brown. At 4.72 x 3.54 inches they hold any size bar so it dries quickly instead of dissolving.

Buy these in quantities of 10, 30, or 50. They’re a great bargain. Use them in the kitchen, bathroom, shower. Pair them with any kind of bar for affordable, attractive gifts. Fantastic way to care for yourself, your friends and family, and the planet – all at the same time!