AD – Some of the products mentioned in this easy swaps to be more sustainable post have been gifted to me in exchange for inclusion within this post. For more information, please read this disclaimer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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