5 Easy Changes to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly In 2021
Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is a lot easier than many people think. Instead of requiring a complete rewrite of how you live your life, in most instances it just involves being mindful of certain products that we use and purchasing reusable and biodegradable options.
It doesn’t mean you have to spend lots of money on expensive products. Going eco-friendly can actually save money since you will no longer be throwing single-use items straight into the trash. We already have microplastics making their way into the food chain along with environmental pollution and destruction as a direct result of the products we as consumers use, which all comes back around to hurt us. Going eco-friendly is a win for the environment, a win for your health, and a win your pocket all at once.
Menstrual cups have become a game changer for women’s sanitary products, allowing you to completely replace tampons and pads with a single, reusable cup that will last for at least 5 years. Stop for a moment and consider how much money you would spend in 5 years on tampons and pads, and then consider exactly how many individual tampons and pads you would use in that time which would go directly into the trash.
Every year, around 45 billion period products end up in landfills and waterways around the world, but now we can easily do something about it. Comfortable and leak free, The Hello Cup allows you to live an active lifestyle without any worries, and they are made from medical grade thermoplastics that are safe for your body and the environment.
Households that bake regularly can make the most of this reusable baking mat, allowing you to save money and stop throwing single-use baking paper straight into the trash every time a batch of cookies or brownies is made. These baking mats last for at least 4 years, withstand temperatures as high as 250°C/482°F, are non-stick, and are super easy to clean.
For anyone who bakes daily, this product can save around 584 meters of baking paper a year or roughly $80 and having one on hand all of the time without running out makes life so much easier.
There is no arguing that petroleum-based plastic bags have made our lives much more convenient, from food storage to clingwrap and rubbish bags, however they contribute so much in terms of plastic waste. So, it is good news that SugarWrap products are here to completely replace harmful plastic products with their range of environmentally friendly, sustainable plastics that are made from sugarcane Bio-PE renewable materials. They work just as well, if not better, than traditional kitchen plastic products, are microwavable and freezable, free of BPAs, and completely food safe while also absorbing CO2 from the environment instead of producing it.
Plastic pegs should now be a thing of the past, and it is a relief since they are always guaranteed to degrade in the sunlight and break, creating more pollution and requiring you to purchase more.
Activated Eco’s stainless steel clothes pegs are made from marine-grade 316 stainless steel that will last an eternity with zero chances of rusting or corroding. They are made in a way so that they don’t overheat in the sun and so won’t be hot to the touch and are the perfect replacement for plastic options.
HUSKEE coffee cups are perfect for both at home and in cafes since they have been proven to keep your drinks hotter for longer thanks to their special thermal properties while being dishwasher-safe. What makes these cups revolutionary however is that they are made entirely from coffee husks and can replace single-use coffee cups in an instant.
HUSKEE has also established a closed-loop system where old reusable cups can be taken, broken down, and reused to make brand new ones, meaning they don’t send a single cup to the landfill.
Although these changes can seem daunting at first, you will save money, improve the planets health and in a lot of cases make your life easier!