The New Year is a popular time to change your bedding with so many discounts available. Why not consider an eco-friendly option? We have done our research and found some great quality pillows, duvets and bedding made from recycled materials.
There are many reasons for buying recycled pillows, including:
- Pillows made from recycled materials can help reduce the amount of plastic on our planet
- Recycled products tend to use fewer resources such as water and fuel during manufacture.
- Shorter manufacturing times
- Fewer products being sent to Landfill
Manufacturers are increasingly re-using pillow and duvet fillings to make new products. Soak & Sleep is one UK online company that we have been impressed with, who offer a good range of hollowfibre and down and feather pillows and duvets. Well made, soft and comfortable, I have been very happy with my pillow and duvet from their Re:Down, recycled down and feather, product range. Made from vigorously cleaned down and feathers they feel as good as any non-recycled product (of a similar filling composition), if not better! If you prefer a bouncier, hollowfibre option, the cheaper Revival range are GRS certified and made from recycled PET bottles.
Silentnight, the well known bedding supplier have also entered this marketplace with their Eco Comfort range. The Silentnight Eco Comfort Pillow and the Eco Comfort duvet are hollow fibre alternatives currently available on Amazon for £29.67 and £41.99 respectively. They are filled with eco comfort fibres made from 100% recyclable plastic bottles – about 17 for the pillow and 32 for a duvet, they say! A comfy and soft pillow with good bounce-back ability which is recommended for front and back sleepers and extra cosy duvets in good Winter warmths of 10 tog and 13.5 tog. They are hypo-allergenic and machine washable so good options for children.
So you have your duvet and pillow, next to the covers. The National Geographic’s ‘Save Our Ocean’ reversible duvet cover and pillow case is our choice for kids and teenagers. Also made from recycled plastic bottles, they are a great for animal lovers (covered with turtles and dolphins) but also as a reminder to our children of the dangers of plastics to our wildlife.
There are so many fantastic products out there made from recycled materials, it really is becoming easier and easier to make eco friendly buys. Next on my list will be the Project Blu Recycled Fabric Dog Bed at John Lewis, it looks fab!
Also, don’t forget to recycle your old bedding. Good quality blankets, duvet covers and sheets will be welcomed by charity shops. They may not be able to take used pillows and duvets, however they will be useful for homeless shelters or animal rescue centres. Local art and craft courses could also make use of the fillings from duvets and pillows to stuff cushions. It may take a bit more time to find a home for your old bedding but it’s well worth it!