Nature & Wellness

This Manchester Couple Has Created Plastic-Free Subscription Boxes For Your Bathroom

By Laura O'Neill

The UK uses 13 billion plastic bottles every year. 13 billion!

We throw away somewhere in the region of 264 million plastic toothbrushes each year, plus countless toothpaste tubes and other products.

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It’s well documented that this is a huge environmental issue. It’s also well documented that small changes, on a large scale, can make a huge difference. Zed Bees exists to be part of that change.

Run by Altrincham-based husband and wife, Lee and Zoe Shelton, Zed Bees launched its service last year. Its mission is to deliver plastic-free, sustainable, eco-friendly bathroom products to your door. 

Each box is filled with low waste, vegan alternatives to the bathroom products you buy on a regular basis, which have all been sourced from across the UK to minimise their carbon footprint as much as possible.

No guesswork, just what you need, when you need it.


Photo: zedbeesuk

The duo suggest ordering The Starter Box for £19, which includes the fruity Lemon and Aromatic Litsea Body Soap, nourishing Coconut and Argan Shampoo Bar, minty fresh Toothpaste Tablets, a Bamboo Toothbrush, an organic Body Loofah and more.

You can then top up your supply with the monthly box, £10 a month, or build your own from the range of plastic-free products available on the website.

And if you happen to have soap or shampoo leftover at the end of each month, just pause your subscription. No hassle, no penalties, no fees. No waste.

Click here for more information.

Also published on Medium.