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14th December 2020

How to Make Your Home More Eco-friendly

Now more than ever we’re seeing the impact our choices are having on the environment. Whilst many of us feel powerless when it comes to saving our planet, there are many ways we can do our bit and they all start at home.

With that in mind, here’s some simple tips for you to follow so that you can make your home more eco-friendly.

Use More Eco-friendly Products

Believe it or not, there are many ways you can make your home more eco-friendly and a good starting place is to start replacing household items with eco-friendly alternatives.

Bathroom Items

Going plastic-free in your bathroom is one of the easiest changes you can make. Think about swapping out plastic toothbrushes for biodegradable ones such as those made by goBambu.

Also make sure that your soap and shampoo comes in bar form and packaged plastic-free. It’s estimated that plastic packaging for soaps can take up to 20x more energy to create than cardboard.

Kitchen Items

You can swap out single-use clingfilm for wax wraps which are not only plastic-free but also biodegradable. Also consider purchasing organic cotton or bamboo washing cloths – both options are significantly more eco-friendly than regular cotton through their production methods.

Invest In Green Energy

The big 6 might well have a monopoly on British energy but times are changing and technology is continuously advancing. This means that new companies across the UK and indeed the world are popping up with green energy alternatives.

Traditionally speaking, these new companies will be a tad more expensive than the big 6 but it’s usually a price eco-conscious consumers are willing to pay.

Throughout the big 6, there’s only one energy supplier who uses anything close to green energy with just 43% of their energy coming from renewable sources. On the other hand there’s now green energy companies that supply 100% renewable energy to your home.

A switch to one of these providers will definitely be worth it in the long run, especially when prices inevitably tumble.

Waste Management

The home can be a very wasteful place. This doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be a bad thing however. As we’ve covered, there are a variety of eco-friendly product options out there which can reduce overall usage and waste. 

Some ways you can manage your waste includes recycling as much packaging as possible and composting where appropriate.

For example, whereas you would usually throw away a plastic toothbrush, a toothbrush made from bamboo is easily composted and absorbed back into the soil in as little as a few months.

Elsewhere, make sure you sort recyclable items into appropriate backs and boxes. Some recycling companies will be unable to sort items which would result in them going to landfill so it’s important you’re putting the right products in the right places.

Hopefully these simple tips will give you some guidance and what steps you can take to make your home more eco-friendly. If you’re in need of more information on anything related to eco-friendly products, you can visit the goBambu blog section.

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