Make an impact today
Making a difference to the environment can always start at home. Every person has a carbon footprint that they can change. Through this page we want to give you lifestyle tips as well as everyday product alternatives to reduce your environmental impact. Harmonious to the quote "The single raindrop never feels responsible for the flood", if we all made at least one environmentally positive change to our individual lives, the results would be remarkable.
#5 Support the Bees
As pollinators, bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem. They support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants. In the UK alone they are responsible for 39 commercial crops. If you see one on the ground, its likely from exhaustion.
Revive them by giving them a teaspoon mix of two parts granulated sugar and one part water. Buzzz!
#6 Local is better
Local food can be better for your health for a few reasons. To begin with, local foods often retain more nutrients. Local produce is allowed to ripen naturally, while food that travels long distances is often picked before it's ripe. Eating local food also reduces CO2 emissions by reducing food miles;
the distance food travels from farm to consumer.
#7 Ditch single-use Plastic
The number of petitions raised by the UK public to ban single-use plastic has increased significantly over the past few years. Switching to a reusable or more sustainable alternative reduces your personal environmental footprint. At the moment most single-use plastic ends up in landfill which ultimately costs the tax payer more money.
#8 Understand your Recycling
Packaging labels and recycling symbols are now appearing on lots of everyday items, and help us to identify how different types of packaging can be recycled. Take some time to familiarise you and your family with what they mean so you can correctly recycle. Incorrect recycling costs recycling plants money and often results in more waste.
#5 Eco friendly cling film
Cling film has become a staple in almost every household and in a little over 70 years we’ve used enough cling film to wrap the entire planet. Whilst the best option is to use reusable containers; you could try this natural alternative to cling film that uses beeswax to seal your foods fresh;-
#6 Reusable Produce bags
Take these reusable produce bags with you to the store (or better yet, your local market) when buying loose produce, this way you won’t need the plastic bags that are provided at the store. These are great for storing your loose produce when at home too as the bags are designed with tiny holes to allow the food to breathe;- Various sizes available
#7 Bamboo Cotton Buds
The U.K. government announced a ban on plastic stemmed cotton buds that will come into effect in April 2020. This is fantastic news, but why not stop using them immediately? Bamboo cotton buds provide a biodegradable alternative to plastic stemmed ones and they’re available now;-
#8 Collapsing metal straw
Metal straws and other reusable alternatives have made headlines recently with the ban on plastic straws coming in 2020; many companies have already removed or replaced them. This collapsing metal straw has a convenient size and even a key-ring attachment so you can carry it on the go anywhere. No excuses. Various Colours available