Sustainability begins at home, but how ? Climate change and the environment are front of mind for many people. Figuring out how to live a more sustainable lifestyle may seem overwhelming, but there are several easy ways to make yours a more eco-friendly home.
Unfortunately plastic is not as widely recycled as you might think. Chances are the toothbrush you had when you were 5 is still on the planet. This is a super simple swap though. Stop throwing away a plastic toothbrush every few months and instead, opt for a bamboo brush – we like the black ones in our bathroom section of the store. Have an electric toothbrush? No problem, check out recyclable replacement heads with charcoal bristles (they don’t cost the earth).
One of the easiest reusable products you can swap into your journey to becoming more eco-friendly. Widely available, they lather up like body soap bars (you can use in your hands or rub them straight on your noggin). Recycle their cardboard outer and the soaps themselves literally dissolve to nothing. Keep them on a soap dish or the shower rack to dry them out between uses. We love our Nuddy ones as they smell great, lathered well and we didn’t need conditioner!
This is an important one (obviously to us) but ditching single-use plastics is the way forward for our environment. By 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. We are not ok with that. For a more eco-friendly home, switch to refills for your everyday cleaning and body products.. buy the bottle once and refill for life. Cleaning sprays, laundry liquid, body wash, washing up liquid and so much more - we can supply it all. No more throwing out bottles because refilling is the new recycling. Say it loud - #refillnotlandfill
We all love a drink on the go. Dog walking in the rain is far more tolerable with a steaming hot cup of caffeine. In Britain we get through 2.5 BILLION disposable cups a year and only an estimated 1 in 400 of them is actually recycled. YIKES. Practically impossible to avoid as everywhere sells them, invest in an eco cup and get in the habit of taking it with you. Many cafes offer a discount for those bringing their own cup. Practise this chant as you leave the house. Phone, mask, keys, cup. We like these from an independent Bath brand, Huskcup
Having a sustainable home doesn’t mean lowering your standards – if you like to see your face in the bottom of the lasagne dish then all is not lost. There are some great biodegradable alternatives to those ice-cream-coloured, layered kitchen sponges from the supermarket that are going nowhere (aside from probably the ocean). Choosing cleaning kit made from sustainable natural materials such as bamboo, coconut coir or loofah is an eco-friendly instant swap for your home. Brushes with replaceable heads and biodegradable handles are easy on the eye and on our planet.
Easy swaps and small steps - which can lead to big positive changes.