These ethically-made key fobs & chains are far better, than choosing ones made from plastic or leather. Many people wrongly believe that leather is always a by-product of the meat industry. In fact, a lot of leather goods are made specifically for fashion, often in countries with little or no animal welfare laws.
And although most vegan leather is not yet totally biodegradable (Mirum is an new greener plant-based leather coming onto the market), it’s a lot less polluting than the tanning process, and obviously kinder to animals.
Watson & Wolfe Keychain Wallet (also sold at WEARTH London) features a compact trifold design, 9 card pockets, 1 pocket for notes, and an eyelet for attaching a key/belt chain (not included). This is good, as you don’t want to drop any keychain that’s not totally biodegradable, in case it drops down a storm drain, and goes into the sea.
This vegan leather zipped key case is made from luxury vegan leather and lined with recycled plastic bottles. It features a spacious zipped compartment for cards and coins, and also has a key chain, which can be stored inside. The key clip can attach to the wallet or inside of a bag or belt loop. In beautiful eco packaging, with optional embossed initials. The Card, Coin & Key Purse features a spacious zipped compartment for cards and coins, and a key chain to store inside.
Corkor Key Chains (Portugal) are made by a small family company. Cork does not require trees to be felled (in a world of plastic wine corks, the industry keeps forests intact). Unlike leather, this won’t crack or crumble and is naturally repellent to water, scratches and stains. Just soap and water does the trick.
This keyring made from recycled newspaper is beautifully coloured and unique. Designed to help reduce the amount of unwanted global waste. Available in numerous colours, or just opt for a surprise. You can’t choose the exact colours, but you can choose the most prominent ones, and they will do their best, to send you something that you love.
This reusable straw on a keyring are extendable and have a cleaning wand. Sold in 4 colours, these pocket straws are made from metal, so avoid for children, while on the move or people with dexterity issues. The coloured case attaches the straw to your keys, the inside of your bag or anywhere else. In red, blue, pink and purple.
This pretty recycled silver key ring is made from recycled sterling silver, and packaged in a recycled cardboard box. A charming addition to your recycled jewellery from maker Smoke and Ash, or just give as a nice gift, to keep on them at all times. Available in 8 styles from classic larger styles, to a steel split ring.
Where To Donate or Recycle Keys
There are likely millions of pairs of unused keys throughout England. You can just recycle unwanted ones at the used metal banks. But it’s better to donate them to local charities, that can sell the scrap metal: