The Eco Friendly Home – 4 Changes You Can Make Today

What constitutes an eco friendly home? Well, we’re no architects, so we’re not about to advise you how to make your home more energy efficient or how can you maybe extend it for some extra living space.

We are however, pretty clued up when it comes to our knowledge of different products you can start using at home, to make your impact on the environment a little friendlier.

And we think if you’re starting to substitute regular products for eco friendly ones, then you’re well on the way to having an eco friendly home.

1. Toothbrushes

The toothbrush world is littered with plastic. Always has been. However it’s also a product that has had eco friendly alternatives for some time. You’ll likely have seen numerous eco friendly toothbrush brands popup on Instagram.

kijani palm leaf plates - bamboo toothbrushes in holder

The Bam&Boo, who if you hadn’t guessed from the name, manufacture bamboo toothbrushes, have a cool little subscription service you can sign up to so you get a fresh new brush every 1 – 4 months. The range of colours is cool too. You can choose from black, neutral, pink, blue and green. All of Bam&Boo’s packaging is 100% biodegradable and they even plant 1 tree per day, which  we think is pretty neat.

2. Dog Poop Bags

According to statista.com, there are over 90 million dogs in the US. That’s a heck of a lot of poop bags being used! An eco friendly solution is very welcome in this industry!

Poopbags.com have a range of environmentally friendly products for your dog. Their ‘You Buy We Donate’ range is really cool. When you buy a product in that range, Poopbags.com donate money to pet shelters, animals in need and more. A really nice way of giving back.

3. Dinnerware

Plastic plates are everywhere, so are paper ones. We don’t need to tell you how dangerous plastic is for our environment and of course with paper plates, trees need to be cut down to make them … not to mention how flimsy they are!

kijani palm leaf plates - close up of plate

There’s a number of alternative materials for your dinnerware that’ll make your next event more eco friendly. No washing up, no guilty conscience about the environment.

Palm leaf plates are awesome. They’re 100% compostable and biodegradable, super sturdy and made from naturally fallen leaves, so no trees are cut down to make them. It really doesn’t get much more eco friendly than that!

4. Straws

Another product that has long been associated with plastic. Millions and millions of them plague our planet however recent times have seen a surge in alternative materials.

Yes Straws wrote a great article that illustrates the number of different plastic alternatives for straws … 19 in all and there’s probably more!

Aardvark Straws sell a range of paper straws, which although means that trees need to be cut down, is definitely better than plastic because they naturally biodegrade in the ocean. They’re classed as FDA Food Grade Compliant, made 100% in the US and are affiliated with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

So there you have it. 4 little changes to some of your everyday purchases. There’s only one question. What little change are you going to make?

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