The Best Zero Waste Cleaning Products in Australia

The Best Zero Waste Cleaning Products in Australia

July 31, 2023

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The Best Zero Waste Cleaning Products in Australia

Wait! Don't start your cleaning spree yet! I've got something super important to tell you. It's about zero waste cleaning products, i.e., the country's best idea yet!

Why Being Conscious About Plastic Waste in Home Cleaning Is Important 

Australia alone produces almost 3 million tons of plastic every single year. And horribly, 95% is discarded after just one use. Even worse, only 12% of the discarded plastic is recycled, which leaves the rest to wallow in landfills.

Over time, many SUPs (single-use plastics) end up littering the oceans, affecting roughly 800 species worldwide. Plastic pollution is set to double by 2030, and some speculate that they may be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050.

They are some scary statistics.

But amazingly, you can be part of the positive change by becoming more mindful about your plastic usage — starting by considering your home cleaning solutions.

I assume most of your surface cleaners, dishwashing liquids, toilet cleaner, and the rest come in single-use plastic bottles, right? You're not alone. But if you want to stop the destruction of the planet, you need to make the switch to sustainable cleaning products. Not only are they great for the environment, but the all-natural solutions help you stay healthy too. 

What Are Zero Waste Cleaning Products?


Zero waste cleaning products are exactly that — zero waste! They are made from recycled plastic and are constantly refilled. So instead of throwing it away, you send it back to the company, and et voilà, you get a refill.

Consider it a planet-friendly, lifetime investment that not only helps you but your kids, their kids, their kids' kids, and so on. Pretty spectacular when you think about it, isn't it?

So, What Kind of No Plastic Cleaning Products Are Out There?


Trust me; I get it. You probably think you can't get the same product variety with zero-waste solutions. It's an understandable thought process. But, I'm delighted to tell you that it's far from the truth!

Even though things like handwash refill packs and eco-friendly cleaners are new to Australia, those that craft them have given you an astonishing range to pick from.

Let me give you a little taster on everything you can find a sustainable substitute for in your home cleaning cupboard:

  • Dishwasher tabs
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Laundry liquid
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Stain remover
  • Air freshener
  • Bathroom and shower cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Handwash
  • Bodywash

Yup, you can amass quite the collection! I think you're about to become the envy of your friends with all these natural, eco-friendly products. 

ZERO CO Body Wash Product Close Shot

How Do Refillable Cleaning Products Work?


Okay, let's take a step back for a second and chat about how the refillable cleaning products work because I know you think that it's going to require a load of effort on your part.

Much like the recycling symbol itself, zero waste cleaning products work cyclically:

  • You get earth- and body-friendly home-cleaning and personal-care products delivered straight to your door. The pack contains a set of empty dispensers, full refill pouches, and a paid postage bag.
  • You empty the contents of the pouches into the dispensers.
  • Put the empty pouches into the postage bag and send them back for free.
  • The company cleans, refills, and reuses the pouches for the next available order!

And the cycle continues! Kissing goodbye to something (SUPs, in this case) never felt so good.

The Best Zero Waste Cleaning Products in The Nation


By now, I'd put money on the fact you're raring to get started on your eco-friendly cleaning products journey. So, let's move on to discussing the best refillable cleaning products Australia has to offer.

#1 Biome

Biome store front |
Biome has physical stores across Australia


Biome deals with everything from beauty to food to fashion to gifts to DIY to wellness to cleaning. It's a one-stop shop for all your low-waste earth-conscious delights.

They stock a wide range of non-toxic pest control solutions, multi-purpose cleaners, degreasers, kitchen scrubbers, toilet bombs, and even stainless steel pegs. 

#2 Cove

The Cove Zero Waste Product Image
You can find Cove products in Coles

The Cove is one of the nation's favourite refillable cleaning products. Their products are made to hold up against countless refills, ensuring your investment lasts a lifetime.

Oh, and their refill pouches are made with 80% less plastic than a regular bottle! Plus, you can recycle them through the country's REDcycle program.

#3 Zero Co


Finally, we land on my personal favourite — Zero Co Australia. They clean up the seas while you clean your house. It doesn't get much better than that.

In the Zero Co Starter Box, you get everything you need to keep your home brand-spanking new, plus a free bag to send your refill pouches back for cleansing and reuse.

ZERO CO Product Range - Best Zero Waste Cleaning Products in Australia

So, Why Go Zero Co?


Zero Co cleaning products go further than the rest. No simply using less plastic here! The reusable dispensers are crafted from landfill, ocean, and beach plastic and their refill pouches are made from recycled materials. And they clean and reuse the refill pouches! And the solutions are plant-based, palm oil-free, and greywater and septic safe — all of which are kind to your body.

I don't say this lightly — there is nothing more zero waste than Zero Co. So go Co to stand with eco.



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Dean Long is a Sydney-based performance marketing and communication professional with expertise in paid search, paid social, affiliate, and digital advertising. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Management and is also a distinguished MBA graduate from Western Sydney University.

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