When it comes to learning how to be more eco-friendly, there is no time like the present. Making minimal changes in your everyday routine can impact your carbon footprint, no matter how small of a difference! So, if you’re ready to embrace an eco-friendlier routine, here’s some fab finds you can pick up at Savers and top tips to help you on your way.
How to be more eco-friendly
In the kitchen
Whether you’re freshening up the kitchen after dinner or it’s time for a deep clean, switching your standard cleaners for a formula made with naturally derived ingredients can reduce the number of chemicals that flow into our waterways. Sounds good? Check out the range from Mireco, not only do they use plant-based ingredients, but they are vegan and cruelty-free too!
As well as changing what you spray on your surfaces, think about what you’re using to wipe them down with too. Reusable cloths are a great option, while biodegradable cleanser wipes can make easy work of mopping up spills and splashes in your home without causing a negative impact on the environment.
In the Bathroom
Looking at the ingredients in your products is a great place to start, but you can go another step further by considering the bottle it comes in. Avoid buying products that come heavily packaged or in packaging that cannot be recycled. Single use plastic is a huge environmental issue, so you can look for refill options too, such as the Carex Handwash Refill Moisture eco pouch, which uses 85% less plastic!
It’s not only your cleaning supplies that can benefit from an eco-friendly makeover, but there’s also plenty of small switches you can make in your beauty routine too.
Did you know it can take up to 100 years for a single wet wipe to decompose and disappear from a landfill? (And that’s if they’re not flushed down the loo!) Luckily, nowadays, more and more beauty companies are replacing their original face wipes with biodegradable versions – including Simple. Their biodegradable wipes are made with 100% plant-based fibre, which can biodegrade in just 42 days under normal home compost conditions. Plus, the outer packaging is recyclable, too – it’s a no brainer, really!
And for those double cleansing devotees out there, you may be partial to a single use cotton pad or two. Instead, switch up your routine with a machine washable, plastic-free Bamboo Makeup Remover Pad to remove makeup and daily impurities. Gentle on your face and much better for the environment!
Have you ever stopped to consider how eco-friendly your hairbrush is? When your standard plastic hairbrush or comb breaks, it will likely end up in our ever-increasing landfill sites, where it will spend decades breaking down. While with a hairbrush made from 100% natural materials (such as environmentally sound bamboo), the brush can be put back into the earth to decompose should it break! If this wasn’t a good enough reason, it is also thought using a bamboo hairbrush leads to less static and an overall smoother finish. Beautiful!
And finally, as with bamboo hairbrushes, you can also switch your regular plastic toothbrush to a bamboo one too. Why bamboo, you ask? Well, bamboo has a rapid re-growth cycle, can be grown without chemicals and is known to be one of the most sustainable resources on the planet!
Still looking for some of the best brands that help the planet? Check out what our store-assistant Fatima’s favourite eco-friendly products are.
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