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Happy Earth Day Everyone!!
The sun is shining once more so what better day to sit in gratitude for this amazing planet we walk on. The theme this year is Ending Plastic Pollution by 2020. Did you know only 9% of plastic can be recycled?!
So with that in mind I thought I’d share the simple changes I’ve made to do my bit, that hopefully inspire you too! If you are also on a journey to Eco Living share your own tips in the comments!
- Change your electricity provider Green energy suppliers are easy to come by now, so if you can’t afford your own solar panels it’s a great way to run your home on Eco energy! We switched to Octopus back in September and if you use this link you’ll get £50 off your bill!! https://share.octopus.energy/kind-zebra-485/
- Invest in reuseable bags
Find shopping bags that you actually like carrying around, whether they fold up for convenience or you want a chic French market basket, or those fab hipster mesh bags. Find your style and then put them EVERYWHERE. In your car, coat, handbags, never be without!
- Say No to Plastic Straws
Instead get some gorgeous reuseable ones from www.ecostraws.co.uk I can’t wait to add the Special Edition gold ones to my kitchen!
- Switch your Glitter for Festival Season
I’ve found a few companies now offering biodegradable glitter made from plant cellulose instead of plastic! I’ve been ordering from EcoStardust, based in Bristol you can shop direct from them or find a selection on ASOS.
- Swap your phone case
And grab a gorgeous plastic free option from Pela Case plus there is 25% off today to celebrate Earth Day!
- Research Zero Waste Companies
My top finds this month are Georganics Oral Care all natural dental care, vegan, cruelty free, no plastic and a subscription is available to make it all cheaper! And Natural Weigh, a zero waste store in Crickhowell flying the flag for plastic free in Wales! Go check em out, great blogs and fab products.
- When plastic is the only option..
Sometimes there isn’t a zero waste alternative (yet) so find companies making smarter choices. I recently switched household cleaners to Method who make all their containers from recycled bottles.
I’m also thrilled that Tropic along with always making recyclable bottles are starting to provide refill pouches for some of our most used products so our recyclable containers can have a longer life and we can make less of them!