Welcome to dorseteco
if we all make swaps in our lives to more eco friendly products
together we will make a difference
The products available from dorseteco have been chosen as they are either;
sustainable - such as made from fast growing bamboo, or coconut,
biodegradable/compostable - will break down in your home compost, rather than sitting in landfill for 100's of years,
built to last a lifetime - Elephant box stainless steel products or
made from recycled plastic bottles - Weaver Green rugs, cushions, bags and throws.
Check out the links below to view all the lovely items we have available.
The perfect alternative to cling film, foil or sandwich bags
Our homemade snackwraps are the perfect alternative to using cling film, foil or sandwich bags. You can wrap your lunch, snacks or leftovers in one of our wraps. They can be used to cover leftovers in the fridge or freezer. After use you simply wash them in a mild detergent in cold water and hand them to dry.
Biodegradable, Sustainable and Compostable
By choosing biodegradable/compostable Products, or those made from sustainable resources all help to reduce our impact on the planet. By using beeswax wraps (snackwraps) instead of cling film and foil, using compostable sponges, bamboo washing up scourers and toothbrushes, are all choices that help to make a difference.
Beautiful fabrics made entirely out of recycled plastic bottles
Hand woven fabrics that make beautiful statement pieces for our homes and gardens. Cushions, rugs, bags and blankets in various colours and designs. These products save thousands of plastic bottles from ending up in landfill or in our oceans, what's not to love....
Stunning Stainless Steel Lunch & Storage Boxes
Made from food grade Stainless Steel the Elephant Box products are built to last a lifetime. Various shapes and sizes for every budget and every occasion. Easy clean in the dishwasher or by hand, come up sparkling new everytime. Now with leakproof options too. Check them out.
My aim is simply to encourage other like minded individuals to swap to more eco friendly alternative products in their lives. It's just a case of changing some of our habits, and thinking about things before automatically buying the same old stuff. I believe all changes will help to improve our impact on the environment.
The plastics issue is enormous and can feel daunting so it is impossible to try and change everything at once, but if we all try and do our bit our accumulative affect will have an impact. Believe me it makes you feel better to at least be contributing to a better future.
Some suggestions that are easy to acheive:
Use a refillable water bottle to stop buying water on the go (most outlets will now happily refill your water bottle for you). See our range of Elephant Box water bottles and Surfers Against Sewage Bamboo Coffee Cups.
Use compostable alternatives such as our eco friendly washing up sponges, or eco coconut scourers.
Take reusable tote bags or shopping bags with you to the supermarket. Have a look at our SAS Tote bags, Elephant Box Tote Bags and a lovely range of vegetable bags from our Household Essentials range.
Use a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one, we have soft, medium and hard in the adult toothbrushes and we have a soft child's bamboo toothbrush, fully compostable after use.
Use wooden pegs rather than plastic, and reusable razors rather than disposable ones.
Use snackwraps instead of cling film, foil or sandwich bags (see our snackwraps page), these homemade wraps make a very versatile alternative.
Use refill stations for your body wash, shampoo and laundry detergents, as well as dry pastas, nuts, spices and seeds.
If we all make these types of changes we will collectively be reducing the amount of single use plastic in our lives.
If you are able to aim even higher all the better, lobby local businesses for them to make a difference too. We’ve chosen a range of products that are both sustainable and affordable that we consider are great eco alternatives, we hope you agree.
Choose to stop adding to the pollution and become part of the solution! Together we will make a difference.