Last week’s blog was about replacing those disposable plastic bags with Reusable Grocery Bags – 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 creative to build our own eco-friendly home.
Carry your Mug
One of the best ways to reduce plastic is carrying your own mug. A stainless steel one will go a long way and last you forever. Next time you pop by your favourite coffee shop, have your cup handy. Another great way is to carry a mason jar for smoothies and cold drinks. Finally, 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 making 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 colouring that goes into it. In other words, it’s horrible for the planet and your own personal health. So 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 to bar soaps and shampoos. Chances are these 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 most significant 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 them. Also, try to start shopping at second-hand shops.
Remember, we’re with you on this journey towards an 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.