Quick and easy eco swaps for a more sustainable lifestyle

Written by: Alcia Loach - Budding Eco-Momma and CEO of Pocket Angel CIC

I hope these swaps help you on your journey. Remember to be kind to yourself, you won’t get it right first time and you will forget to bring the bags or reusable straw or whatever other zero waste paraphernalia you have. The important thing is to keeping trying, do it till it becomes a habit. All the best!

Home cleaning swaps

Clothes hanging on a washing line

Eco friendly washing detergent

Still using your standard washing detergent? Why not switch for an eco friendly alternative such as Ecover to decrease the amount of plastic going into landfill and the amount of chemical going into our wastewater.

Miniml cleaning products

Refillable bathroom cleaner

Did you know the trigger on your bathroom cleaner is often not recyclable? Why not take a refillable spray container into your local zero-waste store to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfill.

A kitchen surface

Refillable surface cleaner

It's the same story with your surface cleaner! Grab yourself a refillable trigger spray container and get yourself down your local zero-waste store, such as the wonderful Harriet's of Hove.

Personal care swaps

a refillable deodorant bottle

Refillable deodorant

Rather than use off-the shelf deodorant in plastic container; why not opt for a natural, sustainable alternative such as WeAreWild? Reusing the holder decreases the amount of plastic going into landfill.

A set of bright white teeth

Bamboo dental floss

Simply swap out your standard, plastic dental floss for a biodegradable alternative. Similar to the deodorant, this is an easy way to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfill.

A refillable perfume bottle

Refillable perfume

Instead of getting your perfume off the shelf, why not get refillable perfume from Eden who match the fragrance you usually buy?

A set of 4 bamboo toothbrushes

Bamboo toothbrush

Ditch your plastic toothbrush that would otherwise end up in landfill and swap it for an eco-friendly bamboo alternative. An easy way to make a difference!

Makeup products

Reusable and machine washable makeup pads

Remove your makeup using an environmentally friendly substitute. Rather than the disposable ones, why not opt for a reusable pad!

Shopping trips and days out swaps

A plastic water bottle

Reusable water bottle

When staying hydrated on the go, simply ditch your plastic bottles for a stainless steel alternative that you can keep forever. Looks good, does good!

A bamboo cutlery set

Bamboo cutlery set

Rather than using the plastic cutlery provided by takeaway places, why not bring your own set of reusable bamboo cutlery?

A paper leaf with the writing "Put reusable shopping bags in your hand bag"

Cloth reusable bag

Stop using the plastic bags when doing your weekly shop. Instead, get yourself a cloth alternative which is much better for our planet.

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