//My Eco-Friendly Home: From Disposable to Reusable

My Eco-Friendly Home: From Disposable to Reusable

Last week’s blog was all about replacing those disposable plastic bags for Ecobags – a chic and Earth-friendly alternative. This week we’re going to step it up a notch and start replacing, reducing and eliminating other forms of plastic. You’ll notice that we consume way too much of it. But the good news is that we don’t have to rely on plastic. There are healthier options available to us, we just have to get a bit creative to build our own eco-friendly home.

Carry your Mug

One of the best ways to reduce plastic is by carrying your very own mug. A stainless steel one will go a long way and last you close to forever. Next time you pop by your favourite coffee shop, have your mug handy. Another great way is to carry a mason jar with you for smoothies and cold drinks. Don’t forget your stainless steel straws. The amount of plastic used to make those is ridiculous and easily avoidable.

Plastic Free Lunch

Who wants plastic in their lunch? Avoid it by storing your food in stainless steel Eco Lunchbox. If you’re taking a sandwich for lunch, you can also use reusable lunch bags made out of organic cotton. This way you avoid the chemicals in plastic and help keep the environment clean.

Say No to Packaging

If you want an Eco-friendly home, you have to start saying no to packaged items. There is too much plastic (often ones that are impossible to recycle) and coloring that goes into it. In other words, it’s horrible for the planet and your own personal health. It only makes sense to eliminate or at the very least reduce items that use packaging. One of the best ways to do that is to make some of your own products. For example, use white vinegar to clean your home. Another great way to avoid packaging is switching over to bar soaps and shampoos. Chances are theses products are also chemical-free and natural, taking good care of you.

Reduce and Reuse

Ultimately, we need to reduce our consumption. One of the greatest advantages of replacing plastic is that we step away from this ‘one-time’ and disposable culture we’ve created. No good comes out of that. Instead we need to learn to repair our old stuff, and make things work. If you’ve ripped your shoes, the first step should be to fix it. Also, try to start shopping at second-hand shops.

Remember, we’re with you on this journey towards and Eco-friendly home. We’re here if you have any questions. Connect with us on social media and share your tips and ideas. Say no to plastic, and start thinking glass, stainless steel and cotton.

By | 2017-08-11T16:10:04+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Categories: Toxin-Free Home|Tags: , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Zahra Khosroshahi
Zahra is a Ph.D. student at the University of East Anglia (UEA), looking at the representation of women in contemporary Iranian cinema. When she’s not consumed by films, she likes to write about environmental and health issues. It all started with their family business www.LivingLifeNatural.com where her research turned into a lifelong passion and mission. Zahra believes that we all need to take better care of our shared and only home. To get to know her better, check out her Instagram @zahra_livinglifenatural.