Nil Living is an innovative new brand, set up by Lucy Ritson, providing customers across the North East with the opportunity to cut down on their plastic usage. Their pop-up refill station in Newcastle’s Grainger Market allows for household and personal goods, including washing powder and shampoo, to be refilled as well as the chance to swap your empty bottles for refilled ones.
The world’s first self-cleaning water bottle uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9999 percent of bio-contaminants from your water and bottle – and it comes with rave reviews.
The LARQ Bottle, £95 livelarq.co.uk
Hyke Gin is made using purely sustainably-sourced grape spirit – that uses the 713 tonnes of fresh table grapes not deemed suitable for consumption each year – whilst every element of the bottle is made using recyclable materials, and each detail of the manufacturing process is considered.
Hyke Gin, £33 foxholespirits.com
Sustainably-sourced eucalyptus and cork are the key to these placemats. You’ll receive your placemat wrapped in tissue paper made using recycled pulp fibres – and not an inch of plastic in sight.
Star round placemat set, £38 maiklondon.com