6 sustainable household swaps you can make today
We can all make small changes to be more eco-friendly. Take a look at these 6 easy swaps that you can easily make in your own home.
As our lifestyle choices and shopping habits become more eco-conscious, it can seem a little overwhelming to make the same changes in your home.
Start small and follow these tips to make a difference.
1. Refillable cleaning products
Help reduce plastic waste with a starter kit containing three natural cleaning products that you can top up with the handy glass refill bottles when running low. We’ve rounded up some of the best re-fillable washing up liquids to get you started.
2. Bamboo straws
Sip guilt-free by trading your plastic straws for a renewable alternative. These sustainable straws come in a eco-carry bag, meaning they’re easy to transport around with you.
3. LED bulbs
Image: Oliver Bonas
Reduce your energy usage and bills by switching to LED lightbulbs, which not only last longer but emit a warm glow. Add a touch of style to your light choices with this heart LED bulb from Oliver Bonas for £25.
4. Washable cloths
Image: Wearth London
Made from naturally antibacterial cotton and absorbent bamboo, this zero-waste alternative for disposable dish sponges can be washed with your laundry and added to the compost when worn out.
5. Shampoo bars
Image: White Space Home
Shampoo bars are a great solution for stopping the cycle of plastic bottles that can’t be recycled. Packed with natural oils and plant-based ingredients, shampoo bars last far longer than your average shampoo bottle and also look gorgeously retro.
6. Green mattresses
A good night’s sleep is essential to a healthy mind and body, but you don’t have to skimp on super-softness to be eco-friendly. Opt for a mattress, like the Naturalmat’s Splendid design, which is made from recycled materials. Why not take a look at our full guide to the best natural fibre mattresses?
What sustainable swaps have you made? Let us know by tweeting us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page.