Make the change to lightbulbs, washing powder and dishwater tablets in cardboard boxes. Make your own cleaning products. Use wax wraps and re-usable cloths.
Over 1.2 Billion Metres of cling film is used each year in the UK. Unfortunately, it is difficult to recycle and will take hundreds of years to break down with the risk of chemicals released sinking into the groundwater supply. Luckily, there are a variety of eco-friendly options to switch to. Try these Vegan Wax Wraps, containers or just re-use old jars to store food in the fridge or when you’re on the go.
On average we use 378 pieces of hygiene and cleaning packaging per person every year. By making small changes to the products we use in our homes we can significantly reduce this number. Start to make your own cleaning products in re-usable spray bottles, check out Friends of The Earth for product recipes.
Although kitchen roll is paper, because we’re normally using it to wipe up mess it’s really hard to recycle. We love these washable wipes instead. Zero waste and plastic free!
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