More sustainable swaps

More sustainable swaps

Let me start by warning you that this is going to be a long one. So this post is pretty much a follow on from my previous post Replacing Everyday Disposables because in the last couple of months I’ve made an effort to swap out more everyday essentials for sustainable alternatives. It’s almost been a whole month since my last post because I wanted to make sure I’d had enough time to give all the products I’ve bought a try, and decide whether I like them or not. I’ll start by admitting that sustainable, natural products are expensive. This is often because the companies producing them are small and they don’t choose to use the cheapest ingredients or materials, instead they sustainably source them from ethical producers. However, in my efforts to move towards a more sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle, I’m buying less stuff. My definition of stuff mostly includes endless new clothes, since that used to be where most of my money went, but also all the unnecessary things I used to think I needed. Money that would have otherwise been spent on all that stuff is now free to be used to make sustainable swaps.

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Replacing everyday disposables

Replacing everyday disposables

It’s been over a month since I last had a chance to write anything (thanks to uni I’ve been drowning in assignments), but I’m organised and ready to write again. Over the last month I’ve been trying out some replacements for everyday disposable products. They’ve helped me to reduce my waste and save some cash – which as a student is always welcome – so I thought I’d share which alternatives I’ve chosen.

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