At this very stressful time, for many of us sustainability has (understandably) taken a back seat. But as we all become accustomed to this new way of life, perhaps this is the perfect time to start making those environmentally-friendly habits that we can take into post-lockdown life. Here is a list of simple swaps you can make in your day to day lockdown life, to help you workout how you can be more eco-friendly and reduce the plastic waste you produce.
- Bamboo toothbrush- reduce the plastic waste you produce by using a swapping out one of your everyday essentials
- Toothpaste tablets- further reduce the plastic produced by your daily bathroom routine by swapping plastic toothpaste tubes for toothpaste tablets in a refillable tin. Just chew the tablets until creamy and then brush as normal.
- While we are all being encouraged to wash, wash and wash our hands again, swapping out liquid soap in a plastic bottle to a bar of soap can have a bigger impact than ever.
- Similarly, consider swapping your shampoo bottle for a shampoo bar to further reduce the plastic waste produced by your bathroom routine. If you are worried about trying a shampoo bar, give a 2 in 1 shampoo and soap bar a try- you can trial a shampoo bar and just use as soap if it is not for you.
- Lots of us are turning to cooking and baking as a productive way to pass the time during lockdown. Beeswax wraps are the perfect eco-friendly way to wrap up your baking or cover plates for later, instead of clingfilm. Simply use the wrap then wash with tepid water and reuse.
- Although we are being encouraged to reduce our trips to the supermarket, with online grocery delivery slots sparse, many of us have no choice but to head to the supermarket once a week to do a big shop. Produce bags, to put your loose fruit and veg in instead of buying a plastic bag or plastic wrapped veg are a convenient way to be more environmentally-friendly
- Spending most of our time at home means we have been forced to find different ways to entertain ourselves, including the good old pen and paper. Pens may not be the first thing you think of when you think about plastic waste, but consider how many pens you go through in a year? Swapping to a refillable bamboo pen will both reduce the plastic waste you produce and save you money in the long run.
- Gardening is something else people have turned to in lockdown life. It is undeniable that growing your own fruit and veg, without pesticides and plastic packaging is beneficial for the planet. If you don't have a garden, why not try planting flower seeds in a recycled tin or jar indoors?
At SUSTAINER CONTAINER we aim to make sustainable living convenient and affordable, with our sustainable packs costing less than buying the contents individually. Our Daily Sustainability Boxes are perfect tool to start forming climate positive habits and contain: a bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste tablets, a 2 in 1 shampoo and soap bar, a beeswax wrap, a produce bag and a bamboo straw, all packaged in a beautiful reusable box. Alternatively, our Sustainable Stationery Sets provide an easy way to start living a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.