5 More simple swaps to be more eco-friendly
1.) Swap your sponges and cleaning tools
Swap conventional sponges that are made of plastic with compostable versions. Our favourites are sponges made from loofas and brushes that are made from repurposed coconut. They clean effectively and can be composted in your food waste bin!
2.) Opt for plastic-free fruit and veg
This can seem tricky, with the bulk of fresh produce being prepackaged in plastic, but after a recent trip to a national grocery store, we've become quite optimistic. We were able to get numerous items out of plastic such as; potatoes, bananas, onions, courgettes, and apples to name a few. This is something that’s happening more and more with national retailers, just remember to bring reusable bags.
3.) Swap your cotton buds and dental floss
We've all seen the horrible images of cotton buds and dental floss floating in our oceans, but luckily, there are eco-friendly alternatives that make an easy swap. Rather than use traditional plastic versions of these items, swap for cotton buts and dental floss made from natural, biodegradable materials such as bamboo.
4.) Travel by public transportation more
We know this is said a lot, but it's true! Opting for a bus ride to the local shops rather than driving can really reduce our carbon footprint. For longer journeys, trains can be a great sustainable swap. What's even better is they often offer group deals or discounts to local attractions!
5.) Use refillable cups and lunchboxes
"The UK alone consuming around 7 million cups daily, thus annually producing around 30,000 tonnes of paper cup waste.". This staggering statistic is totally preventable! Always remember to bring your travel coffee cups, bottles and lunchboxes when you leave for the day. We often leave our cups by the door as a reminder.
We hope you like our list of sustainable swaps, what are some you've made recently?
Reference link - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652620303413