10 basic things you can and should be doing right now
Almost 6 months since we launched The Eco Friendly Living Co and our aim is still as prevalent now. We want to highlight to families how easy it is to make those little green changes in their lifestyles and to encourage them to ditch the single use plastic! Living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle is not just at the benefit of the environment but its also for ourselves. Rome wasn’t built in a day and making huge changes, such as going plastic-free immediately, will not work but making small changes consistently will stick and will also make a huge difference in the long run.
When you read what is actually inside your normal everyday products, it’s easy to see that change is needed and that’s why we’re here to help. We display a lot of our own eco-friendly journey on our social media channels to show how easy our eco swaps have been but I also wanted to put together a quick basic guide on what you could do right now to start making those little changes in your life.
1. Stop wearing disposable face masks. They contain micro plastics and often can’t be recycled due to multiple materials being used. Invest in washable reusable masks instead.
4. Switch your search engine to Ecosia. Ecosia uses its profits for ads/searches to plant trees and has so far planted over 1 million!
6. Stop using liquid soaps. Did you know that in a 30 second hand wash it takes 6x as much liquid soap than it would with a soap bar? And liquid soap has 10x the carbon footprint than a soap bar. Plastic-free soaps bars are the future.
10. Do your research and make sure the products you’re buying and the decisions you’re making are right for you and your family. There is a world of choice out there and it doesn’t have to expensive or difficult to make those little changes that go a long way. You've got this!!