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Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out

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The world of eco-friendly products is growing which is, of course, an amazing thing but for those who are just delving into it all it can be quite overwhelming. I mean where do you start?! I am often asked, what is best to use? What products do I recommend? What is easy to begin with? And even though a lot of these things can come down to your own personal choice and your lifestyle, I think there are really easy eco swaps for those who are just starting out and finding their feet with where to go with being more eco-friendly. Continue reading “Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out”

where do I start with Cloth nappies?

Where Do I Start With Cloth Nappies?

“Where do I start with cloth nappies?” is the most common question I get asked and to be honest it is actually a bit of a tough one to answer because every baby and child is different and working out what works for you will depend on them, your routine, whether or not you want to cloth full-time and what brands you prefer. What I can most definitely help with is clearing up some of the areas that seem daunting and confusing. Continue reading “Where Do I Start With Cloth Nappies?”

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Saving Fuel For An Eco-Friendly Drive

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Trying to be more environmentally conscious is a real skill these days and it is something which many of us try to implement into our lives in order to be more considerate to our planet and everything that lives upon it. 

 

There are lots of ways we can work to be more eco-friendly every day of our lives, and many methods don’t take much effort at all but make a real positive impact in the world. Today we are going to talk specifically about how you can change your habits on the road to reduce carbon emissions and benefit the planet. Here are some of the best ways to save fuel used in the car and therefore positively impact the environment this year.  Continue reading “Saving Fuel For An Eco-Friendly Drive”

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Why We Need To Be Wary Of Certain ‘Eco’ Products

So, eco has caught on and yep, some people are trying to make it the new ‘in’ thing. I mean you only have to glance at Instagram now and somebody is claiming to be #livingsustainably or #zerowastelife in their bio– trendy hashtag galore! The truth of the matter is that most of us will never ever be fully living sustainably and you will only be living zero waste if you live out in the woods off the fat of the land. It just isn’t possible in this modern world. Everything we use gives off energy, emissions, produces waste etc. so there is no way I will ever be claiming that I anything but trying my best. Which leads me onto the next new thing… Continue reading “Why We Need To Be Wary Of Certain ‘Eco’ Products”

cloth sanitary pads

Making The Switch To Cloth Sanitary Pads

I started my periods way back when I was around 11/12 and yet what has recently astounded me is that I have gone around for the last 25 years or so not knowing that cloth sanitary pads were a thing. I have spent how much?! Oh, god, I don’t want to know, just imagine… I may cry, I may actually cry, PLUS I have sent god knows how much plastic, chemical-filled waste to landfill or incineration (pass the bucket). I honestly not only feel sick from all of this but I also feel completely and utterly cheated. Continue reading “Making The Switch To Cloth Sanitary Pads”

how to be eco-friendly on a budget

How To Be Eco-Friendly On A Budget

Ok, so since making a lot of changes over the last year in order to become more eco-friendly there has been one obstacle that I have come up against time and time again: the sheer cost. Yep, as soon as you start looking for products that start with the word ‘eco’ you can guarantee that the price is going to be far higher than your usual product. I look at it in the same way I had to when I was getting married and when I was expecting. Add wedding to the front of something and the price usually triples, add baby to the front of something or even maternity and the price can roughly double Continue reading “How To Be Eco-Friendly On A Budget”

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Review | New Elements Easyfit Reusable Nappies by Totsbots

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Reusable nappies have become a passion of mine (something you may have noticed!) Since making the swap in June last year I have gradually built up a stash big enough to wave goodbye to single-use nappies for good, I have talked about the ease of the switch and have tried my best to spread the word that reusable nappies are the way forward for our environment. However, the benefits of changing aren’t all about being eco-friendly. We have discovered that William is far more comfortable in reusables, that he never gets nappy rash and that we are saving ourselves a lot of money in long-run. If that isn’t enough to tempt you just yet, perhaps the designs will?! Have you SEEN today’s reusable nappies? Continue reading “Review | New Elements Easyfit Reusable Nappies by Totsbots”