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Easy Swaps To Be More Sustainable

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Over the last few years, there has been a lot more talk around the subject of sustainability. More companies are making eco friendly products and being conscious of how their actions can affect the environment. The message is simple. If we all make an effort to change our habits and swap to more sustainable options, we can make a huge difference.

Easy swaps to be more sustainable including beeswax wraps, eco travel cups and net bag.

I hear so many people say that they want to make changes, but don’t know where to begin. The good news is Green Pear Eco are here to help. Set up by Dan & Gabs, their aim is to make eco-friendly products accessible to everyone. We all have those items that we just don’t feel we can swap out in our everyday lives. However Green Pear Eco is changing that by adding more incredible products to their range. Today, I’m going to talk about just five of those, so lets get started with these easy swaps to be more sustainable.

Beeswax Wraps

I’ve lost count of the times my sandwiches have been wrapped in foil or put in single use sandwich bags. Now there is a much more sustainable and cost effective way of storing your food, with beeswax wraps. Not only are they reusable, they are also 100% natural and are biodegradable.

Steel Drinking Straws

With plastic straws now banned in the UK, steel versions are a great alternative. Green Pear Eco sell this pack of 5, complete with a pouch to store them in and a vegan straw cleaner. This makes them so easy to pop in your bag when you’re out and about. Since this pandemic started, I prefer to drink through a straw that I know I have cleaned rather than a can or a glass. With a pack of 5, I know that I always have one at the ready.

Easy swaps to be more sustainable products including dog shampoo, plasters & steel straws.

Shampoo Bars

Green Pear Eco offer some great, affordable shampoo bars. With approximately 40 washes per bar, you will not only be making a sustainable swap, cutting out plastic, but you will also be making a huge cost saving. These shampoo bars are SLS and Paraben free which make them great for your hair as well as the environment.

Plastic Free Plasters

I must admit that I hadn’t thought about what materials are used in plasters until recently. Whilst they don’t appear in my everyday life, I’ll admit I’m clumsy and reach for a plaster quite often. These 100% biodegradable plasters are made from bamboo fibres and are free from irritating chemicals. Unlike your average plaster that will spend years in a landfill site, these plastic free plasters can be disposed of in your organic waste or compost heap.

Dog Shampoo Bar

The last swap I wanted to mention in this post involves my adorable fur baby, Trixie. She will be 8 years old tomorrow but despite this, if she catches sight of a muddy puddle or the scent of fox poo, she will happily roll in it. Because of this, Trixie is constantly having baths after walks and the amount of shampoo I get through is shocking. These shampoo bars are a great alternative to plastic bottles and they have so many more added benefits too. Not only does it smell incredible, its also anti-itch, anti-bacterial and has soothing properties too.

That brings me to the end of this post. I hope you have found it useful and has given you some ideas about how you can make easy swaps to be more sustainable in your everyday life. For more inspiration, check out Green Pear Eco where you will find so many more suggestions. You can also earn Pear Points through various ways which can see you gaining money off your order. For every order over £10, a new tree is planted through TreeApp, which is helping reforest and giving wildlife back its rightful home.

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29 thoughts on “Easy Swaps To Be More Sustainable

  1. These are all great swaps! I love the metal straws and the plastic free plasters! Quite intrigued by the dog shampoo bar too and Trixie looks the sweetest! x

  2. These are some great suggestions. I use glass storage containers for leftovers instead of plastic wrap or foil. I don’t love shampoo bars, but there’s a company in my town that has a refill service for products like soap, detergent, and shampoo. They provide glass jars for the products, and will pick up the empty jars and deliver filled ones right to your door. It’s really great.

  3. I think it’s important that people eliminate single use disposables and these are great ideas! I need to get some metal straws. You’re right, it’s gross to drink directly from a can and that’s awesome that UK has banned plastic straws.

  4. The beeswax wrappers changed my life! Always I used to wrap my cheeses in plastic, but now beeswax cheese bags make cheese easier to store sustainably. Also loving metal straws; so easily transportable. 🙂

    I look forward to exploring the offerings of Green Pear Eco a little more! Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Great suggestions! Thank you for sharing this! I’ve used metal straws for a while now and they are great! I also use water bottles and shopping bags to be more sustainable!

  6. Thanks for sharing this – making everyday swaps for more sustainable items is so important. I LOVE beeswax wraps as well as metal straws. I’ve never heard of dog shampoo bar but that’s an amazing product for sure that saves on lots of plastic (especially as it sounds like Trixie really enjoys the mud). Lovely Post.

  7. I will have to try the beeswax wraps in place of plastic wrap. Another good swap is wool balls for the dryer instead of fabric softener. I put a little bit of essential oil on one of them and it makes my laundry smell devine.

  8. so many great swaps here! I had no idea that you could get the eco plasters..whata game changer. Its true, yiu don’t always think about what is in products, do you? Need to have a go at making my own beeswax wraps!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

  9. These are all wonderful ideas! I really need to try a shampoo bar – that is one I haven’t used.

  10. I carry a stainless steel straw and replaced plastic toothbrushes and combs with wooden ones. Sustainability is not that hard if we are disciplined. We just found out an easy way to live not bothering how it impacted our environment. I remember in my hometown in India, locals still prefer having meals on banana leaves and use coir and coconut husks for scrubbers and mats, Natures gives us all we need to thrive.

  11. Such clever little changes in life! I swapped my plastic stick Q-tips to a paper stick version. There is no difference! I had to ask myself why on earth were they ever made of plastic in the first place? I also love the sandwich wrap idea as I make a thousand sandwiches per week for my kids.

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