Which eco-friendly products can be used in daily life?

Posted on March 29 2022

Plastic was the revolution of the 20th century. The practice of manufacturing and consumption was transformed, and the use of plastic products has grown exponentially since then. Plastic was the simple solution that was supposed to make our lives easier. Over a century later, plastic is suffocating our ecosystem because of its convenience. While single-use plastics have been handy, it takes a lot of time, money and effort to segregate and recycle them. And for the ones that can’t be recycled, the plastics just end up in landfills, in the ocean, in nature, or by the side of the road. 

The only alternative for our ecosystem’s survival is to go eco-friendly. And the good news is that being eco-friendly is easier today than ever. You can take small steps to improve your carbon footprint and be a part of the solution. By replacing the following daily items with their eco-friendly alternatives, your house and daily life will become more sustainable.

Eco-friendly garbage bags 

One way to make your house eco-friendly is to mindfully dispose of your waste. Everyday garbage bags are made of petrol-based plastic, and are neither sustainable nor recyclable. They contribute to landfills and overall waste. 

A great way of eliminating our waste is by using eco garbage bags . These garbage bags are 100% sustainable, renewable and durable. Perfect for household and garden waste, these bin bags can keep the planet fresh and make your home a bit more sustainable. 

Compostable sandwich bags and cling wraps

Your kitchen is another place that utilises a lot of plastic. From plastic containers to store food, to plastic cutlery, the way you store your food can make a huge impact on the way you consume plastic. In a kitchen that is eco-friendly, there is nothing worse than using cling wrap to cover food and plastic ziplock bags, like a sandwich bag. These are plastic products that are only used once, and then end up in the bin. 

For your eco-kitchen needs, the best alternative is to shift to compostable sandwich bags and biodegradable cling wraps. These eco-friendly options can provide the same protection and freshness to your food. And they can be composted at home after use. 

Eco-friendly toilet paper and tissues

If being eco-friendly and getting value-for-money is a priority in your household, make the change to bamboo toilet paper. Toilet paper is a highly consumable product that often gets overlooked when making sustainable choices. Instead, bamboo toilet paper is eco-friendly and supports responsible and sustainable forestry practises. 

By opting to use bamboo toilet paper, you are choosing the option that releases 30 per cent fewer greenhouse gases than toilet paper made from other wood pulp. The same choice can also be made for tissues. Bamboo tissues will introduce a responsibly sourced and more sustainable alternative in your daily life. 

Eco-friendly cleaning products

Cleaning products in your kitchen and bathroom use more plastic than you’d ever realise. The packaging and plastic containers are an essential part of these cleaning products, and the harmful chemicals they contain can easily make their way into your water supply. To make your cleaning routines waste-free and environmentally sustainable, you can make the switch to eco-friendly cleaning tablets. 

Eco clean tablets are good for the home as well as for the environment. Eco cleaning products are free from the toxins and harmful chemicals that can make their way into your home and into nature. Their sustainable packaging is an added bonus!

Reusable coffee cups and bottles

In Australia, we love our beans and nothing can stop us from getting that morning fix of caffeine. For that first cup of java (and for every other cup that follows), skip the takeaway, single-use cups. Most takeaway cups cannot be recycled because they contain an internal plastic lining.

Keep cups not only look amazing, they are an easy way of minimising our daily use of plastic. Almost all coffee shops now accept a keep cup. By opting for reusable cups, you can easily keep the paper and plastic takeaway cups away from landfills. 

You can also carry a water bottle when you leave the house so that you do not have to purchase bottled water. This will be easy on your wallet, and you can do your bit for the environment at the same time. 

Make the switch

Making the move to more conscious shopping habits can help make a huge difference to the way we lead our lives. Moving from wasteful products and methods around the house is easy and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. For Urban Ethos, change begins at home. Check out our range of eco-friendly products that do Australia, and our ecosystem, a world of good.

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