Learn how to switch to refillable cleaning products so you can stop buying so many single-use plastic bottles and create a more sustainable home.
For someone who has been making an effort to be kinder to the planet for many years, I realize that I have major room for improvement in one key area: the number of plastic bottles I bring into my home.
This year I’m making a commitment to reducing waste by making the switch to refillable cleaning products instead of buying new plastic packaging every time.
Grove Collaborative for Refillable Cleaning Products
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At first glance, switching to refillable cleaning products doesn’t seem challenging, but a big part of it is the habit change. As a creature of habit I’m used to buying the same cleaning products over and over – whether I’m tossing it in my shopping cart at Target, or my virtual cart at Thrive Market. Hence the pile-up of plastic bottles in the recycling bin.
But happily I now have a new partner to help me take my green cleaning efforts to a new level of sustainability. Grove Collaborative has mastered the art of refillable cleaning products by offering non-toxic cleaning concentrates and dishwashing and hand soap refills, along with glass reusable bottles to be used over and over again.
Grove’s products are made with powerful, plant-based, biodegradable ingredients and no synthetic fragrances, so there’s no need to worry about toxic chemicals in your cleaning products.
Refillable Cleaning Products – Cleaning Sprays
If you were to start with one thing from Grove, I would recommend the Grove Cleaning Concentrates (see below for how to get them for FREE!). These are concentrated cleaning formulas that get mixed with water before use. Just pour the bottle of concentrate into one of Grove’s pretty glass spray bottles with a silicone sleeve, fill it up with water and you are ready to clean sustainably (or use your own reusable spray bottle.)
Grove Co cleaning concentrates are available for a multi-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, floor cleaner, daily shower bathroom cleaner and tub & tile cleaner. Or you can get a starter kit of three of the most essential cleaner concentrates. Just think about all that plastic waste you will eliminate when you stop buying those plastic bottles!
And no need to worry about any harmful chemicals in these cleaners. Grove Co products are formulated with plant-based, natural ingredients and a 100% natural fragrance using essential oils and plant extracts.
P.S. Skip the paper towels and buy reusable cleaning cloths too!
Refillable Cleaning Products – Liquid Soaps
Two things that are always sitting next to my kitchen sink: dishwashing soap and hand washing soap. Even though I’ve been buying non-toxic formulas, they still come in the dreaded single use plastic bottle.
All you need to do is pour the soap into a glass soap dispenser or a stainless steel pump dispenser and you are good to go. The reusable containers look a heck of a lot better than plastic bottles, don’t you think?
Refillable Cleaning Products – Laundry Detergent
If there’s one place where you’ll almost always find plastic, it’s that big plastic jug of laundry detergent in the laundry room. But it doesn’t need to be that way!
Grove offers their Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Laundry Detergent in low-waste plastic refill pouches that reduce plastic waste by 70%. Just refill their Auto-Dosing Liquid Laundry Detergent Dispenser and you can say goodbye to the big plastic jug!
How Does Grove Collaborative Work?
Grove Collaborative is an online store where you can shop for eco-friendly products in the comfort of your own clean home. Grove’s product assortments include the zero waste cleaning products that we are talking about today, as well as clean beauty products, natural personal care, and other healthy products for home, baby and even pets.
Note – A membership is not required to shop at Grove Collaborative, but if you want free shipping or orders over $29 and FREE GIFTS sent quarterly, then the VIP program might make sense for you. The cost to join Grove’s VIP program is only $19.99 (plus applicable tax) for a full year of membership.
Grove is set up as a subscription service where monthly recurring shipments are sent to help you keep those refills stocked. But you can pause or discontinue auto-shipments if you prefer to shop on an as-needed basis only. Personally, I don’t do the recurring shipments anymore, but many the auto-pilot because it helps me keep that refill habit on track!
A couple more cool things about Grove Collaborative:
- They are currently plastic neutral
- They have made a commitment to be 100% plastic-free by 2025
- In the past year they launched 57 new plastic-free products
- They offer over 150 sustainable brands
- They are a certified B Corp
For me, the intersection of sustainability and convenience is where it’s at – and Grove Collaborative meets those needs!
FREE Grove Starter Kit
Are you looking to switch to refillable cleaning products too? Grove Collaborative is offering a fun starter set with cleaning products and refillable bottles to get you off on the right track!
Get a FREE Grove Beyond Plastic Starter Set with your first purchase of $20 or more.
Here’s what the set includes:
- Grove Co. Reusable Cleaning Glass Spray Bottle – Twist & Slide
- Grove Co. Reusable Glass Cleaning Spray Bottle – With Silicone Sleeve
- Grove Co. Matte Cleaning Caddy
- Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate
- Grove Co. Walnut Scrubber Sponge
- Grove Co. Glass Cleaner Concentrate – Streak-free formula – Refill, Orange & Rosemary
- Free Shipping
This Grove gift set is a $55 value – and it will set you up with refillable cleaning solutions for your home – what’s not to love?!!
P.S. Want even more info about non-toxic cleaning so you can be CONFIDENT that your cleaning routine is safe? Check out my Green Cleaning Kickstart mini-course!