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SIMPLE SWAPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE LIFE

  1. SWAP DISPOSABLE FOR REUSABLE

Let’s start simple: ditch the single-use coffee cups. With an estimated 8 million tons of plastic entering our oceans each year, it really is time to invest in a quality reusable cup. Shop the range here.

  1. SWAP MEAT FOR PLANT-BASED

Avoiding meat and dairy is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth. And let’s face it, with such good alternatives now readily available, it’s never been easier. Also, get up to scratch on what’s in season, support local farm shops or even grow fruit and vegetables at home. 

  1. SWAP THE TUMBLE DRYER FOR THE DRYING RACK

 By using less energy, you can help to reduce carbon emissions. There are a number of ways you can save energy at home, including switching off standby appliances, turning your heating down and hanging clothes to dry instead of using a dryer.  

  1. SWAP FAST FASHION FOR QUALITY PIECES

Voting with your feet is one of the most powerful ways to make a difference. With environmental corners constantly cut in the name of money, not only is the process of making fast fashion detrimental, but the majority of clothes ultimately end up in landfill. Do your research, be critical of brands, support sustainable business and don’t be afraid to re-wear, borrow and shop at charity shops.  

  1. SWAP HARD COPY FOR SOFT COPY

 To avoid wasting paper, choose to receive letters over email and only print off documents if necessary. You could also ask shops to email you your receipt instead of printing it off.  

  1. SWAP WIPES FOR WASHABLE CLOTHES

Disposable wipes are made from non-biodegradable plastic fibres and a cocktail of chemicals, Look for reusable alternatives!

 

 

Written by Eleanor Humphrey

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