5 Simple Ways Towards Everyday Sustainability

Sustainable living isn’t as time consuming and gruelling as it sounds. It’s all about repetition and making small changes into habits - like recycling at home or using a compost for veggie scraps. It is important to take on environmental responsibility and it is never too late to start. Introducing one sustainable everyday product into your life at a time will make for an easy, realistic transition, and you will never look back! Here are 5 simple methods of everyday sustainability that anyone can introduce into their household.

Bamboo Toothbrush

It’s a disturbing thought to picture the pile of plastic toothbrushes you’ve thrown away in your lifetime. However, it’s never too late to make the switch. Our beautifully designed natural Enviro Toothbrush is just so lovely to use. Not only is this bamboo toothbrush eco-friendly, but it's effective at getting rid of food debris between teeth while scrubbing away stains before they become too apparent. The bristles are enhanced with antibacterial charcoal which makes them less susceptible to water retention, mould build up, bacteria + viruses.

Reusable Shopping Bags

Everybody is talking about it. Big Supermarket chains are implementing it. The end of plastic shopping bags. This is one of those transitions that takes practice, but once you have a handle (pun) on it, you'll refuse to go back to plastic. Our reusable Border Shopping Tote is just what you need in your life. Large, light and easily stowed for when those retail shopping emergencies pop up! Big + light when you want it and small when you don't.

Organic Laundry Cleaner

Laundry detergents often contain harmful enzymes and chemicals and finding an eco-friendly laundry detergent can be difficult as they can be full of bulking agents and the packaging is usually made from plastic. Our Organic Soapberries are the natural alternative to traditional laundry detergents and fabric softeners. Soapberries are the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, which are harvested from wild trees in the Himalayas. The shell is exceptionally high in 'saponin' which is nature's soap. This saponin reduces the surface tension of the water so it will remove dirt and leave fabrics, soft and clean. Hard to believe? Find more information on our blog about them here.

Loose Leaf Tea

If you’re a big tea drinker then you’ll go through a few tea bags each week, and they definitely add up. While most tea bag materials will break down eventually, the other 20-30% of the product usually isn’t biodegradable. This results in huge amounts of waste added to landfills around the globe as well as wrappers and stringed tags polluting the ocean. Ditch tea bags and switch to loose leaf tea. Our Brisbane made West End Tea Co. Loose Leaf Tea is made for the all day, everyday tea drinker, because we feel it's important that the very best quality organic tea isn't just for a special occasion.

Reusable Straws

Because they're only used once and then thrown away, plastic straws are one of the biggest culprits for ending up in a landfill and the ocean. To make things worse, cafes and restaurants will often place not one but two straws in cold drinks, doubling the damage. If you tend to dabble in the odd straw, it may be time to invest in some that can last you years, saving money in the long run. Made from high grade, food-safe stainless steel, Home & Harvest Reusable Straws are the healthy choice for your home and family. Featuring rounded edges and an extra-wide design, making them perfect for smoothies, thick shakes, milkshakes and bubble tea.

It's never too late to make a change!