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5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly For Earth Day On 22nd April

Make these simple swaps today and do your bit to save the planet!

5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly For Earth Day On 22nd April

1. 1 Revamp your morning coffee

It’s no secret that huge mounds of disposable coffee cups are left rotting in landfill each year, so it’s best to invest in a reusable travel mug if you prefer your coffee al fresco. Otherwise, save yourself time and money and try Halo Pods for your coffee machine at home. They fit into most home coffee machines, can be disposed of ethically in any waste stream, and will biodegrade in just four weeks. From £10, halo.coffee

5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly For Earth Day On 22nd April
Image: Halo Coffee

2. 2 Try a bamboo toothbrush

The bathroom is a place where we all need to make some big changes, as statistics show it’s the room we’re the least likely to recycle from. Start as you mean to go on and bring a bamboo toothbrush into your morning routine. This will reduce your waste considerably, although the bristles aren’t always fully biodegradable, due to them not using animal products, the brush handles are entirely biodegradable, so you’re still helping the planet! From £4.50, thetruthbrush.com

5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly For Earth Day On 22nd April
Image: The Truth Brush

3. 3 Switch up your sanitary products and try a menstrual cup

A lot of people are put off by these, but when you think how amazing this change could be for the planet, it’s quite incredible. Just one pack of sanitary pads can contain the equivalent quantity of plastic as four carrier bags and one pad takes as long as 500 years. Women have a period every month for most of their lives, and if the waste produced by standard sanitary towels and tampons was avoided it would make the most incredible difference. They’re easy-to-use and are an investment in a brighter future. Try the Mooncup Reusable Menstrual Cup, from £21.99, feelunique.com

5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly For Earth Day On 22nd April
Image: Feel Unique

4. 4 Get a reusable bottle

If you haven’t already, this is a must-do for anyone wanting to reduce their eco footprint. It will significantly reduce your plastic waste and save you money, as well as boosting your health. Try this Avocado Bottle, £25, chillysbottles.com

5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly For Earth Day On 22nd April
Image: Chillys Bottles

5. 5 Invest in a shampoo bar

As mentioned earlier, the bathroom is the room where we recycle the least, so why not eliminate some of those plastic bottles by switching shower gel for soap, and shampoo for a plastic-free shampoo bar! Many are sceptical, but these have come a long way in recent years and the Veggie team are especially fond of them, particularly for holidays and summer festivals! This fantastic option from Friendly Soap will deeply condition your hair with its creamy lather, and lasts ages! Pick up the Lavender & Tea Tree Shampoo Bar, £2.62, friendlysoap.co.uk

5 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly For Earth Day On 22nd April
Image: Friendly Soap

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