Beginners Guide To Sustainable Swaps

Sustainability is a popular topic amongst us all right now and rightly so. In order to save our planet, we need to make a change. However, with so many ideas on how to change and how we should be living, it’s important to not get overwhelmed. That’s why I wanted to write this blog post to show some small beginners steps we can make to start with. Some of these you are probably already doing but hopefully some you will get a few more ideas from. If you have any great beginner’s sustainability advice below then feel free to pop a comment down below in the comments section at the end of this blog post!

Removing Your Makeup With A Cleanser And Face Cloth

Makeup wipes can easily be replaced with a great cleanser and a face cloth. I love the Liz Earle Cleanser, and also the Burt’s Bees Camomile Cleanser. I still use face wipes when I am away, as it is easier but you can also get compostable wipes so that’s one other idea you can do.

 

Using Reusable Cotton Pads To Remove Makeup

If you prefer using a micellar water to remove your makeup, then why not try reusable cotton pads. These ones from Amazon are washable and so you can keep reusing them!

 

Water Bottle

Ditch that plastic bottle with a beautiful aluminium bottle. I love my one from Chilly’s and I just enjoy using it far more at violin teaching instead of a plastic bottle. It is satisfying twisting the secure lid and it not dropping on the floor (yes, I am that clumsy).

 

Recycled Kitchen Towel

We use recycled paper towel in our kitchen now. It is much better knowing that is has been made more sustainably for those spills you don’t want to use a cloth for.

 

Reusable Coffee Cup

These are great for on the go and are MUCH better for the environment. I also love the fact that you can choose one that you love to use. I love my Keepcup because it is made so well and what’s better is you can order any broken parts from the brand, so it will last for years! The plastic version is also recyclable at the end of its life and dishwasher safe!

 

Drying Makeup Brushes With A Towel

I was using kitchen roll to dry my makeup brushes after washing them. I thought how ridiculous this was and started using a towel. It is so much less wasteful!

 

Using Pegs For Clipping Food Packaging

Rather than using tape or a plastic food bag to store opened food items, we use pegs to reseal the packaging. They can be washed in the dishwasher and are great for generating less waste.

 

Use Plastic Tubs Instead Of Sandwich Bags

I much prefer using tubs to store food in rather than bags. I’m still looking to replace food bags with something more environmentally friendly for things like celery, where the packaging is tricky. If you have any ideas, let me know below!

 

Have you got any more sustainable tips?

 

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