Ever thought of trying a more eco-friendly approach to living? Old habits may seem complicated to break at first, but actually, they can be much easier than you think. Making a few new simple choices can make a world of difference, not only to your lifestyle but also to the environment.
Are you ready to make the change? In today’s blog post, we will share with you five easy ways you can start to make your home more eco-friendly.
Use soap instead of shower gel
This is an easy one! Instead of choosing a plastic bottle of shower gel during your next weekly shop, pick up a bar of soap that uses much less packaging and swap your old habits for new ones. Plus, to keep your soap from drying out, you can use our beeswax wraps to retain moisture until it's ready for the next use. A great idea for when you are going on holiday too - keep your soap wrapped!
Find an alternative for plastic work lunches
Of course, it’s an easy option to pick up a meal deal from the shop at lunchtime or take three plastic containers to work with your lunch in. However, alternative options cancel out the need to use any plastic whatsoever. You could start taking a metal lunchbox to work instead or cover up bowls and glass dishes from home containing food using our handy beeswax wraps.
Swap plastic straws for metal straws
If you’re a big fizzy drink fan, you’ll no doubt be a user of straws. However, it’s been brought to our attention how fatal plastic straws and their chemicals can be to animals, plants, people, and the environment in recent years. That’s why a switchover to metal straws has been promoted as a much less harmful alternative. It’s a simple replacement, and actually, metal straws are reusable as opposed to disposable plastic straws. So, really it’s a win-win.
Don’t buy water in plastic bottles; use a reusable water bottle
Think of just how much plastic you’re advocating the use of when you buy a six-pack of water bottles from the shop. It’s a lot! Why do this when you could buy a reusable water bottle, refill it and use it repeatedly with absolutely no waste or need for single-use plastic?
Choose loose leaf tea as opposed to regular tea bags
Who knew it… Yes, tea bags do actually contain plastic. Many of us enjoy a brew (or five) as part of our daily routine. Still, it’s important to consider the effects of using and disposing of tea bags on the environment. To get around this issue, you could purchase loose leaf tea, or we can recommend some teabag brands that definitely do not contain plastic in their products: Tea Pigs, PG Tips, Pukka Herbs, and Twinings pyramid range.
There are many more ways to make your home eco-friendly, but here are a few to get you started as you strive for a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. We’ll be sure to share some more ideas with you in upcoming blog posts.