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Eco-Friendly Items You Can Take On Holiday

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As a family, we love going on varied holidays and trips. It is so important to us that we can explore the UK and beyond, give the children lots of new experiences and of course, make some amazing memories. Being eco-conscious, it can be tricky to always get that sustainability balance right – travel will always come with waste, a carbon footprint, things we cannot change (hello real life!) but that’s not to say that we cannot continue to try our best as we do daily at home. On every holiday we have had since starting on our lower waste journey (with cloth nappies), we have taken our favourite eco-friendly items with us and so I thought I would share with you how much that has accumulated to over the years and how we make it work.

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When the time comes for your tween or teen to begin their period you understandably want to be prepared for them but with so many period product options out there it can be a little confusing knowing what to opt for. With younger people being far more eco-conscious than previous generations choosing reusables for their period is the best step you can take. Not only will you be helping to protect their future by helping to protect our environment but you will also be helping their vaginal health too. It’s no secret that disposable period products are in fact classed as single-use plastic but did you know that most also contain chemicals and perfumes that can wreak havoc with your pH balance, your skin and how heavy your flow is. Yes, of course, there are now “eco” disposables available but how eco these are is yet to be seen really. They will still be thrown away, won’t they?! So for me, it is reusables that come out top each and every time. Let’s see which reusable period product options there are for your tween or teen.

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