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What you can do to make a difference in your home this Earth Day

Caring for the planet we live in should be a priority all year round.

It is no secret that we as a society need to do our bit to protect our earth. We’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help you lead a more sustainable life in celebration of Earth Day Weekend, with simple changes you can make around the home. Of course, some of these options may not be suitable for you or your lifestyle, but little changes that you can implement are sure to help in the long run.

There are many easy eco-swaps that you may find suitable for your lifestyle, such as replacing baby wipes that contain plastics with our plastic-free, plant-based biodegradable baby wipes or replacing single-use cotton rounds with reusable cotton rounds.

Read our list below to see which swaps are suitable for your household in a bid to take positive steps towards a more sustainable way of living this Earth Day!

In the kitchen

  • Try to consume less meat weekly
  • Meal prep for the week ahead and cook in bulk where you can
  • Don’t rinse plates before loading the dishwasher
  • Ensure the dishwasher is full before starting
  • Use beeswax wraps instead of clingfilm for leftovers

In the bathroom

  • Take shorter showers where possible
  • Make use of refillable shampoo, conditioner and body wash
  • Try out eco razors and bamboo toothbrushes
  • Invest in plastic-free tampons
  • Marine-friendly face scrubs and sunscreen

In the utility room

  • Make use of the cold washing machine setting
  • Wash clothing at 30 degrees
  • In summer, opt for line drying clothes outdoors instead of using the tumble dryer or radiators

In the garden

  • Get your children involved in recycling. Teach them about its importance and what they can do to ensure their waste is disposed of correctly
  • Grow your own produce such as herbs, fruit, and veg
  • Make your own compost from food scraps and waste

In the playroom

  • Buy wooden toys rather than plastic
  • Buy second-hand toys or coordinate toy swaps with friends and family
  • Use toy subscription apps like Whirli, which ensure toys maximise their lease of life as they are passed on when your child has grown out of them

In the living room

  • Install a smart meter to identify where you are using electricity most
  • Opt for LED lights
  • Unplug appliances that are fully charged/not in use and don’t leave appliances charging overnight

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but there may be elements that are suitable for your lifestyle and choices, and we hope you have found them useful! Do you have any tips and tricks that allow you to lead a more sustainable lifestyle? Are there certain things you have cut out entirely from your life? Let us know your experiences in the comments below, we love to hear from you!

#InvestInOurPlanet this Earth Day and make little eco-conscious changes with a big impact.

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