Discover how to make your life more sustainable,
one step at a time!
You’ve probably come across the stats before. According to the World Bank, 242 million tons of plastic waste was created in 2016. When you watch the news or scroll through Facebook it looks as if we’ve made quite a mess of the planet.
Like most conscientious people, you know you need to get a handle on how you consume single-use plastic. But it can seem like a lot to take on all at once, and tempting not to start at all. We get it, and we want to help.
Thankfully, there are some easy eco swaps that you can make to live your life in a more sustainable way. Here, we’re showcasing 9 easy ways to reduce your plastic footprint while bringing innovative and stylish pieces into your home.
These fun and sustainable household products will significantly reduce your plastic footprint by using natural resources.
Trust us: even your least eco-conscious friend is going to be asking where they came from.
Storage Mesh Bags
Our first swap is great for out and about as well as inside the home. These mesh storage bags are your perfect shopping companion. Better than plastic bags, they’re lightweight, fold up small, and fit in your pocket. Not only are they an easy way to carry your vegetables home from the farmers’ market, but once you’re home you can hang them up as a stylish alternative to veg baskets. They’re breathable, so you don’t have to worry about mold or condensation. You can keep your onions and okra fresh until you whip up a tasty dinner.
Cork Yoga Mats
If you’re anything like us, then once you’ve picked up your weekly groceries you’ll want to find your Zen through some sun salutations (although, to be honest, Shavasana is probably our favorite bit of the class). Unfortunately, the chemical smell of most yoga mats doesn’t really mesh with the Yogi lifestyle. As a more natural alternative, our cork yoga mat is made of sustainable materials and its sleek design looks pretty good in your Instagram shots too.
Bamboo Cheeseboard Sets
Like other kitchen utensils, plastic cheeseboards are hard to recycle and are easily stained. Swapping to bamboo could be the best thing for your kitchen. Bamboo is naturally stain-resistant and anti-microbial, meaning you’re looking after your health too. Not all bamboo boards are created equal, though. Ditch your board for this stunning bamboo cheeseboard with compartments for crackers, dips and utensils. You’ll definitely be making a statement with this perfect centerpiece. Bring it out at your next dinner party and it’ll seriously up the style stakes.
Bamboo Bath Caddy
Every long day deserves a luxury reward, and what better way to rest and relax than having all your needs at your fingertips while soaking in the bath! Imagine soaking yourself in your aromatic essential oils and not needing to get up to sip a glass of wine, catch up on your favorite TV shows or book, while needing a place to light your scented candles and set your phone for emergencies. Our Extendable Bathtub caddy does it all and is made from natural high quality handmade bamboo with exquisite workmanship that is durable for many years.
Smart Bamboo Bottles
Carrying your thermos mug around means you can enjoy your coffee without contributing to the mountain of single-use waste. It also means you can sip your hot beverage all morning long (although ours never manage to last that long!).
However, when you’re never quite sure how hot your drink is you can end up burning your mouth, therefore ruining the rest of your latte, and your day. Not only is this chic-looking tumbler made of sustainable bamboo with a high-quality stainless-steel interior, but the ingenious temperature display means you never have to burn your mouth again. Simply tap the top to reveal the temperature of the contents.
Sunglasses are an essential purchase, but they tend to use a lot of plastic. Instead of squinting away at the sun we’ve found the perfect solution. These stylish sunglasses are made with bamboo temples so you don’t have to compromise your green passport. And the lenses have UV protection so you can look after your eyes whilst looking fabulous!
Wicker Plant Baskets
Plants are life. They provide us with the oxygen we need to survive, and they look pretty whilst doing it! Recent research by NASA has uncovered the ingenious way that certain plants can clean the air around them. Plants like Peace Lilies, Ferns, Aloe Vera and Spider Plants can purify the air in your home, improving sleep and reducing headaches.
It helps if you can put your magic purifying plants in beautiful and planet-friendly baskets instead of placing them in plastic pots. Now that we’re all spending a little more time indoors during the day, surrounding ourselves with greenery is a great way to bring the outside in.
Razors and disposable plastic have gone hand in hand for as long as I can remember, so swapping your plastic razor is an easy way to reduce your single-use plastic. The thing is, you still want a good close shave.
The answer is to head back to the past. Old-fashioned safety razors give you the perfect shave and eliminate the need for plastic. Thankfully, the new generation of safety razors are even safer, so you can keep your skin as smooth as possible while doing your bit for the planet. With 3 beautifully crafted bamboo handles, our razors also come with 20 replacement steel blades, keeping you smooth for longer.
Your bathroom should be a relaxing sanctuary, as we’ve mentioned. Relaxing sanctuaries need calmness, natural materials, and matching storage. They don’t need wooden soap dispensers and toothbrush holders that get damp and are a nightmare to clean. Make your bathroom vanity the envy of all your friends with this matching bathroom accessory set made of recycled and reusable PP, complete with natural bamboo lids.
“Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be beautiful or believe to be useful.”
Making the move to a more sustainable lifestyle can seem like climbing Everest: exhausting, miserable, and too much like hard work. But it doesn’t have to be. The easiest way to get going? Start small, and keep it simple by focusing on items you love that also score highly on the green scale. And don’t stress: we’ve got your back with our carefully curated collections.