Easy Sustainable Swaps Made for a Planet-Friendly Life
Looking to live more sustainably, but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help.
Making eco-friendly choices can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know how to play your part. But small, incremental swaps can lead to big positive change for our planet. To help get you started, we’ve put together our top easy lifestyle tweaks in the kitchen, bathroom and beyond.
Instead of single-use clingfilm, opt for a reusable beeswax wrap. Made from washable cotton coated with food-grade beeswax, these can be used again and again, making for an eco-friendly alternative for food storage. And they come in a range of colourful patterns. Bonus!
Swap plastic freezer bags for a long-lasting silicone version. Perfect for storing fruit and vegetables in the freezer, these bags are made from 100 per cent non-toxic silicone, with a resealable lip, so produce stays airtight and fresh.
When you reach for that afternoon cup of tea, choose a loose-leaf tea infuser instead. Unlike single-use tea bags, which often contain microplastics, loose-leaf tea is 100 per cent compostable.
Make your bathroom cleaning routine planet-friendly with gentle, non-toxic formulas. The power of many traditional cleaning brands lies in harsh chemicals that, once used, end up in our water systems. Feel good about your next spring clean with ‘green’ ingredients that won’t harm the environment.
Many beauty brands are joining the sustainable revolution with the introduction of refillable products and containers. Next time your favourite foundation, moisturiser or even lipstick runs out, opt for a refillable item instead of purchasing anew. With many big brands joining the movement, choosing clean beauty has never been easier.
Your sustainable efforts don’t have to end when you leave the house. Investing in reusable water bottles and coffee cups means you can feel good about your choices and still enjoy your daily latte. Plus, for brands like Frank Green and KeepCup, design is just as important as functionality. Look good, feel better, anyone?