Updated: Mar 22, 2022
We are on a mission with or without you, but if you are not with us, you’re missing out.
The world as we know it is changing rapidly, people and ideas evolve with it and so can you. You are the product of an environment that you adapted to and survived. We get it, you can’t be asked you, people naturally get stuck in ways and find it hard to change. Although change created you. And the environment provided for you. Now you have to change your ways and provide for the environment around you.
Everyone out there doing your bit and going unnoticed we thank you, we appreciate you! Everyone out there none the wiser, who might not know the importance or are just ignorant to it. Give it a go, just one thing. If you're scared of change it's cool, we’re not! If you are, don’t be, we are here to guide and aid you to do more!
We are giving you a few easy tips on how you can start doing more for yourself consciously.
Honestly, the smallest changes can make the biggest difference and they are easily achievable.
We've always understood the importance of being more sustainable and of course the problems caused due to not being “eco”. Like a lot we are and was guilty of neglecting it all until we realized... it doesn't have to be a drastic lifestyle change to do more you just have to start with small changes, like anything, you wouldn't go to the gym first day a start benching 1000 pounds or run a marathon with no training. Everything that's worth doing takes time and the most important things don't happen overnight they happen by doing more daily.
A couple of small changes I made was swapping out one meat meal for a 100% vegan or vegetarian meal, recycling more, and consuming 1 less item a week. It doesn't have to be to drastic, give it a go!
Need some inspo?
Just have a look at these easy changes you can make to be more sustainable and shop more ethically. If you are local to us you can also support a local business at the same time and save with your changes:
Switching from plastic toothbrushes to bamboo… simple.
Not only are they awesome for the planet, but they also look great too. Local products, great brands doing more, and best of all they are biodegradable.
Did you know Plastic toothbrushes take over 400 years to decompose!
Plastic toothbrushes stain the landfills with their presence! As they settle into the landfill, they release chemicals into the air. This results in even more damage to the environment… Feel bad, so did we!
Well take that pain away and sleep easy with 20% of this bamboo toothbrush, don't say we don’t treat you ;)
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They sell loads of great sustainable products for the home and more.... check out https://www.eco-sal.co.uk/
"Great service and products from Eco-Sal. All products are delivered in a cardboard box and paper tape, so no unnecessary packaging. Emails were sent to update me on my order and it arrived within the timescale I expected. The best thing was the independent reviews on the website which helped me choose the right products to replace the less sustainable items I had been using."
2. Try A zero-waste store - Swap out plastic and consume less
Using a zero-waste store is a quick and easy way to reduce your waste via minimizing packaging needs.
What is a zero-waste shop? A zero-waste shop enables customers to live a more zero-waste lifestyle through eliminating packaging and encouraging the use of containers from home to fill and refill with bulk whole, natural beauty and cleaning products plus much more.
Every year the UK generates more than two million metric tons of plastic packaging waste. This equates to roughly 36 kilograms of plastic packaging waste per person. The quantity of plastic packaging waste collected per UK household averaged 20.12 kilograms in 2019.
That is an insane figure since I have been conscious of consuming, it is an instance of how much packaging you actually go through in a week alone let alone a year. Start looking out from today and being more conscious, you will notice how bad it can actually be.
Don't fear thou Gaia has got you!
Check out these great Zero-waste brands we are partnered with.
We have several zero-waste stores local to the BCP area -
3. Try a vegan meal -
Try a vegan meal, you'd be surprised how tasty vegan food has become, if you have never tried any, we reckon you would be in for the shock of your life. We regularly swap out meat for vegan substitutes now as they taste delicious!
Did you know?
Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet.
The new research shows that without meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use could be reduced by more than 75% – an area equivalent to the US, China, European Union, and Australia combined – and still feed the world. Loss of wild areas to agriculture is the leading cause of the current mass extinction of wildlife.
Source The Guardian - 2019 - (LINK)
Don't know where to start or not a very good cook. We get it, that's why with given you a range of great options below.👇
What is an easy change you have made this year? Let us know in the comments and inspire someone else to make a change 👇