USE TOXIN FREE CLEANING PRODUCTS
This is one change that will potentially transform your home, health and environment. Toxic ingredients found in cleaning products can be harmful to our immune systems, and switching to a gentler cleaner will ensure you and your family are not exposed to them. We love The Laundress range of products because they are non-toxic, biodegradable, are made from plant derived ingredients, and are fragranced with natural essential oils.
CHANGE YOUR LIGHT BULBS
Believe it or not, but the right lightbulb can go a long way in reducing your electricity bill and carbon footprint. By investing in LED lamps you will use between 25%-80% less electricity than normal bulbs, and they last for two to three times longer as well.
Challenge yourself to stop buying drinks in plastic bottles, and instead take a stylish and long-lasting solution everywhere. We have a number of glass and metal water bottle designs, as well as takeaway coffee cups and lunchboxes. Once you make the switch you could be stopping thousands of plastic bottles ending up in landfill!
EMBRACE THE COLD WASH
A change as simple as using cold water instead of hot when washing clothes, can have a big difference to your bills and the planet over a lifetime. The Laundress products are highly concentrated and formulated to be effective in cold water, and will help to keep your fabrics looking newer for longer.
Try buying produce in your local farmers markets or grocer, as the less miles your food has travelled, the better for the environment. Another great way to make your weekly shop more eco is taking your own reusable bags along like our mesh produce bags, or shopping bags.
KEEP IT NATURAL
Natural fibres are always best as they do not contain any plastic fibres, and will not release mircoplastics when washed. Think timbers, linen, 100% cotton and brushes made from hair or plant fibres. Switching from traditional sponges to cloth rags for cleaning around the home is also another simple way to be greener and minimize your plastic use.
TRANSFORM YOUR PANTRY
Ditch the plastic packaging and shop in bulk where possible. May bulk shops allow you to take your jars and refill, or offer paper bags which you can empty into glass or ceramic containers at home. Containers are great for keeping grains and ingredients fresher, and will also dramatically reduce your plastic consumption.
INVEST IN QUALITY
Better quality items tend to last longer, and while the initial investment may be larger, it will pay off over the long term. Look for better quality household items such as linen, bedding, kitchen items, glassware, and furniture. Shop for a lifetime, not a season.