TIPS, TRICKS & ECO ADVICE - MAKE SUSTAINABLE CHANGES FOR LIFE
30 April 2019 - Posted by The Sisterhood of Sustainability
Ever wondered what changes you could make to your every day life that won’t impact your lifestyle or your pocket but will help our environment tremendously? Well we have an extensive list of simple, practical and positive ideas for you to try…
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, that is the only thing that ever has - Margaret Mead"
REFILL FOOD CONTAINERS
Instead of buying a newly packaged ingredients like flour, nuts or dried fruit, try shopping in the self serve bulk food isle. You’ll be able to reuse your same containers over and over again. Not only will you be reducing landfill, you’ll also save money by buying in bulk! If you haven’t already, check out Source Bulk Foods, their range of food is incredible and delicious!!
DON'T USE SINGLE USE TAKEAWAY CONTAINERS
Come on, we’re in the 21st century now, there’s no need to use takeaway coffee cups, plastic straws, takeaway containers and plastic water bottles. There’s so many great alternatives to single use items such as ceramic coffee cups, metal straws, long lasting and durable containers and glass/stainless steel water bottles. By making this a permanent change, you will reduce plastic waste and pollution significantly, your food will taste better and it will also be healthier for you!
CONVERT TO AN ECO-FRIENDLY DISHWASHING DETERGENT
Stop polluting our waterways with toxic chemicals and switch over to a biodegradable alternative. The Earth Choice brand is actually cheaper than normal detergent!
USE FABRIC BAGS RATHER THAN PLASTIC ONES
Single use plastic bags are no longer legal in retailers and aside from that, they are detrimental to our environment and precious wildlife. Do yourself and the Earth a huge favour and purchase a sustainable cotton bag that can be used for years to come. We’ve designed our very our jellyfish tote bags with 50% of the profits going directly to Ocean Crusaders who work tirelessly to keep our oceans clean and educate the public.
USE LESS WATER WHEN DOING THE DISHES
Think about how much is realistically enough water to wash your dishes in and stick with it! You’ll save money on your water bill by doing the everyday too!
INSTALL A RAINWATER TANK
Save the rainwater by installing a tank in your backyard and watch your water bill reduce dramatically as you use the rainwater for gardening, your toilet, shower and washing machine. We’re all about recycling and reusing so while you’re at it, use your grey water (water from shower, kitchen and washing machine) to water the grass or established trees!
In coming months, we will be sharing even more sustainable and ethical tips that can be incorporated into your lifestyle, but in the mean time, if you’ve got any tips of your own to share, please comment below!