Simple Eco Swaps You Can Make

published Nov 15, 2022
1 min read

Taking care of our environment is big on the agenda for many people right now as we learn more about climate change and notice the effects of our actions and what consequences they have.

While it is up to large corporations to mitigate the majority of ecological damage that they can cause, many individuals also want to contribute to this greater cause and do their bit.

This piece is going to take a look at some simple eco-swaps you can make at home, in daily life, or even in a business to be a little more eco-friendly.

Read on to find out more!

Choose a Filter Over Bottled Water

Bottled water can be great when our tap water tastes less than desirable. However, if you are able to, then getting a filter at home and bottling your own water will be much kinder for the environment, particularly as you will use a refillable bottle!

For those who are always on the go, consider a water bottle that filters as you drink. Excellent for places such as the gym or when you are out and about often.

Use Plastic-Free Wrapping and Packaging

Plastic is everywhere and is in almost everything, so it does take some effort and vigilance to try and find wrapping and packaging that is plastic free and reusable.

Using glass packaging can be a great alternative to plastic, much easier to clean, and can also last much longer – however, sometimes using reusable plastic is also the best option, as glass can sometimes be impractical or not safe.

Using recyclable materials also works well, especially if you are running a food business and need large amounts of disposable packaging such as coffee cups or pizza boxes. If this is the case, then try out pizza boxes at Envior or other types of packaging for an environmentally friendly solution.

Create a Compost Bin

Food waste that is put in organic landfills can be harmful to the environment by creating mass amounts of methane. This greenhouse gas can contribute to global warming, which is why it is better to find a way to reduce food waste, and use it in a more sustainable way.

Compost bins are one of the ways in which we can do this, and they are really simple to create. If you have a garden, then creating a space in the garden is all you need to keep everything together. Food waste, scraps, garden debris, teabags, plant pruning’s and cut grass all make excellent contributions to a compost pile.

If you live in a small flat or do not have access to a garden, you can still make a self-contained compost bin for the kitchen. Just make sure you have a lid for it!

These are just a few ways where you can do eco swaps to help the planet in your own way with little change to your daily life.