As you’re navigating your new normal after the lockdown has been lifted in the UK, you may be thinking about what that means for your household. How are you spending your time now? What products are you using? What foods are you cooking with? What items are you investing in? What changes are you making to your everyday living?
After recently venturing out to the shops again, many of us are considering how we can become more sustainable in our everyday living. Here are some easy at-home sustainability swaps that you’ll definitely want to incorporate into your daily routines!
While eliminating the plastic shampoo bottle waste, shampoo bars are also free of the chemicals which are found in traditional shampoos. How is this possible? Many shampoo bars are free of nasty unwanted additives, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate. Because of their low-lather effect, shampoo bars leave hair feeling clean without drying it out! Many high street shops such as LUSH are now selling these bars by the bucket-load to those who want to make a sustainable hair swap.
Beeswax Reusable Wraps
These pliable covers can seamlessly replace those dreaded one-use plastic baggies. They easily fold up around foods and bowls! They’re as easy to clean as they are to use: simply rinse clean with cold water and mild soap. You can reuse them time and time again – and they’re much easier to store than that pile of forgotten Tupperware.
Millennial’s or generation-z seem to be embracing this new trend with open arms. Shopping on sites such as Depop, Facebook marketplace or even on Instagram – people are selling their preloved and pre-worn items on, this reduces the fast-fashion demand. Choosing to buy from ethical and sustainable small businesses is also a step in the right direction; Sadie Alys who are based in North Wales are making clothing from sustainably sourced fabrics and materials.
Wool Dryer Balls
Wool dryer balls are perfect for keeping your laundry soft and chemical-free! 100% wool dryer balls increase fluffiness and reduce static as your dryer loads tumble. Dryer balls help to soften clothes naturally and are made from a renewable energy resource.
Recycled Plastic Furniture
Did you know that each C.R. Plastics Adirondack chair is made from 579 milk jugs? Choosing furniture that diverts millions of pounds of plastic from our lakes, rivers, and oceans is a huge way to create a sustainable impact in your own home! Never forfeiting style or comfort, choose furniture that is made from recycled waste, provides years of comfort, and helps create a beautiful space!