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Upcycled Products We Love!

Upcycled Products We Love!

15th March 2021
By: Justine - F&F

Thursday, March 18th is Global Recycling Day! We have a few products at Flora & Fauna made from recycled rubber, recycled plastic, and even recycled wine bottles. These products are truly having a second life and helping close the loop on waste. 

Felvarrom Recycled Inner Tube Wallet GreenFelvarrom Recycled Inner Tube Wallet Green

Felvarrom Wallets & Accessories 

Felvarrom make wallets, toiletries bags, belts and more using old inner tubes from bikes! They do this by collecting worn-out bicycle parts, sorting and cleaning the used parts and picking which ones are lucky enough to reborn as something to carry your cards with. Their whole manufacturing process is sustainable and environmental-friendly with all remaining materials being sorted and transported to local recycling facilities. 

"As a passionate biker, I see how much-used bike parts we throw out – and as a fanatic recycler, I solve the issue. I am proud that so many people love my brand and we have saved our environment from a lot of waste." - László Szabó. Founder & CEO

Happy Planet Toys Reef Express Bath Toy SetHappy Planet Toys Reef Express Bath Toy Set

Happy Planet Toys 

These interactive toys for kids are great for bathtime or just general play and they get our Woody's tick of approval (he loves spinning the little propeller). They're made here in Australia from 8 recycled plastic milk bottles, free from BPA and Phthalates.

The outer packaging is also plastic-free and made from cardboard with non-toxic ink, so no extra waste like some other toys on the market... 

Preserve Shave 5 Razor Preserve Shave 5 Razor

Preserve Razors & Toothbrushes

Yes, we love our reusable safety razors and bamboo toothbrushes, but if you're not ready to make the switch— these are great to use in the interim. Preserve make razors and toothbrushes from recycled yogurt cups!

You can read more about Preserve and their recycling scheme in our blog Recycled Razors made out of Yogurt Cups.

 

Mojo Reclaimed Wine Bottle Candle - Coconut & LimeMojo Reclaimed Wine Bottle Candle - Coconut & Lime

Mojo Candles

Apart from smelling amazing, these candles are made from reclaimed wine and beer bottles, repurposing them into something truly beautiful and unique.

These candles are hand-poured in Sydney, and they partner with local restaurants, bars and pubs to collect their old wine and beers bottles, which means every candle is different!

Spunky Pup Clean Earth Lobster Dog Toy - SmallSpunky Pup Clean Earth Lobster Dog Toy - Small

Spunky Pup 

These eco-friendly dog toys are brand new to us, as we've just launched F&F Pet this year. Spunky Pup makes their dog toys using 100% recycled plastic water bottles which includes the fabric, stuffing, binding and thread.

These toys redirect 6 plastic water bottles from ending up in our oceans, waterways and landfills. Why not treat your pup with a beautiful new toy in the form of a lobster, stingray, pelican and more! 

Green + Kind Reusable Produce Bags 

We take our produce bags everywhere because you never know when you might need to pop into the shops! These reusable produce bags are super sturdy and are a great alternative to the single-use plastic bags that you find at most supermarkets. They're made from RPET, recycled plastic mesh.

Pro tip— make a rule that if you don't have your reusable bags on you, only buy what you can carry so you don't have to use a single-use plastic bag or worse— buy another bag to add to your large collection! 

Earth Greetings Cards

Earth Greetings make beautiful greeting cards for all occasions. The best part? They are made from 100% post-consumer waste paper, printed with vegetable-based ink and 100% accredited carbon neutral.

Matt & Nat Recycled Brave Backpack - OpalMatt & Nat Recycled Brave Backpack - Opal

Matt & Nat Purity Collection 

Did you know the new Purity Collection from Matt & Nat is made entirely from recycled materials! This is a huge step in the right direction from this gorgeous Canadian brand. 

The exterior is made from 100% fully recycled materials such as PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral) derived from recycled resin from windshield glass. 

The interior/lining is made from 100% recycled nylon and100% recycled bottles. Approximately 21 plastic bottles are recycled for every bag they produce. Pretty neat! 

Urban Composter Starter KitUrban Composter Starter Kit

Urban Composter

Not only does the Urban Composter help you create less waste and divert organic materials from landfill, but it's also made from recycled plastic right here in Australia!

Their compost accelerator also comes in recycled plastic bottles made from post-consumer plastic waste.

Asuvi Deodorant 

This refillable deodorant ticks so many boxes for us. It's an easy-to-use natural deodorant that twists up and smells great! It's refillable and refills come in compostable packaging and the main deodorant comes in 100% recycled plastic. 

Full Circle Suds Up Replaceable Dish SpongeFull Circle Suds Up Replaceable Dish Sponge

Full Circle 

If you're looking for a more eco-friendly option for your kitchen accessories, Full Circle have lots of options. They use Bonterra™ plant plastic, bamboo, cellulose, recycled plastic to make these durable and effective cleaning utensils. 

If You Care Extra Strong Recycled Aluminium Foil - 7mIf You Care Extra Strong Recycled Aluminium Foil - 7m

If You Care Extra Strong Recycled Aluminium Foil

Sometimes you can't avoid aluminium foil in the kitchen, so we aim to provide the best and most sustainable option for you. If You Care Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil is made from 100% recycled aluminium. While traditional foil manufacturing is a power-intensive process, If You Care uses 95% less energy to produce theirs as there is no need to mine new materials, the production creates less waste, while reusing a precious resource. Pro-tip — you can recycle aluminium foil kerbside if you save up a big ball and scrunch it all together! 

Onya Reusable Bread Bag - AquaOnya Reusable Bread Bag - Aqua

Onya 

Onya makes so many great reusable products like this bread bag, using recycled PET drinking bottles. These are great to have when you make your weekly trip to the bakery or to store your homemade bread in. Onya makes reusable bulk food bags, sandwich bags, backpacks and more all out of recycled materials. 

Lock & Lock Eco Storage Container - Round 600mlLock & Lock Eco Storage Container - Round 600ml

Lock & Lock Eco Range

By now, most of us use reusable containers to pack away leftovers and if you're really organised, you can ask your local restaurant to pack your takeaway food in your own containers to avoid those single-use, cheap plastic containers. 

Lock & Lock make containers from 100% post-production waste, recycled plastic. The packaging they come in is also made from 100% recycled paper. 

Etiko Natural Rubber Thongs - Sea ShepherdEtiko Natural Rubber Thongs - Sea Shepherd

Etiko Natural Rubber Thongs

Apart from being super comfy and the perfect summer footwear, these thongs are made from a mix of natural rubber and recycled rubber.

Huskee Cup

Huskee Cup use coffee husks (which are usually discarded in the process of coffee bean harvesting) to make their cups along with a polypropylene to ensure durability and recyclability so the cups can be reused and re-purposed at the end of its life. 

 

Here at F&F we always look for the most sustainable products and the best packaging so we have lots of other brands, not mentioned in this blog that also come in compostable, biodegradable, plantable and recyclable packaging. Make sure to check our product descriptions if you're curious. 

We also have our Recycle & Save program as an effort to close the loop on products that come in plastic packaging and help turn them into other products through TerraCycle. 

If you liked this blog, you might like these other blogs:

South Australia Bans Single-Use Plastics

Top 5 Plastic Products to Avoid

Recycling 101 - What Can You Recycle?

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