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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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5 easy swaps to become more eco-friendly

Eco-friendly practices

Being environmentally conscious is becoming standard practice in modern homes.

While more and more people are aware of the changes that they can make to improve their everyday life, plenty of people are unaware of how easy it can be to make environmentally friendly changes to help save the planet.

To make things easier, experts in no plastic straw solutions,, have put together a list of five everyday objects that are easily replaceable for greener options in ways that will not hurt your wallet either.

  • Refill hand soap

Even though buying a fresh bottle of hand soap each time it finishes is definitely quicker, sometimes spending that little more time to recycle an old bottle can also be fulfilling.

Refills come in packages which are easier to recycle rather than the standard bottle and are, of course, cheaper!

  • Beeswax wraps

Plastic wraps, cling film and zip lock bags are the most common tools used to store leftovers of any kind, all of which can be easily replaced with beeswax wraps.

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These are an eco-friendly solution that is proven even more effective than everyday plastics, as they keep the food fresh for longer and in a more natural way.

Bamboo accessories

Another common but evergreen way to be more sustainable, mostly in the bathroom, is to avoid plastic containers, as well as glass ones, as they are more sustainable but also more fragile.

In their place, you can buy bamboo soap dispensers, toothbrushes, toilet brushes and so on.

Bamboo is not only sustainable, but it is also stylish and will make the perfect coordinated bathroom set.

Tote bags

Swapping plastic shopping bags has become probably the most common way to be more sustainable, as many shops have already opted for biodegradable bags, bags for life or paper bags.

However, the best way to be green and also save that little bit of money every time you go grocery shopping is to bring cotton tote bags.

This will put at good use the ones you probably already have at home and will avoid the needless introduction of new materials into the environment, regardless of their composition.

Shampoo bars

This last substitute is probably the most uncommon so far. However, it is already widely available in shops, even from famous brands.

Shampoo bars are another easy swap, as they contain the same ingredients as your favourite products but in a plastic-free package.

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