it’s a seriously pressing issue!
In 2020, the main greenhouse gas CO2 reached record levels of 417 parts per million, a level not seen for over four million years. These are unprecedented times environmentally - the United Nations has referred to the period between 2020 to 2030 as the “decade of action” and believes that what we do in the next ten years will determine the course of humanity.
Making our day-to-day lives that little bit more eco-friendly and moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle is now more important than ever before, but how can we find simple ways to make sure that we’re not causing lasting or irreversible damage to our planet?
Happily, there are now plenty of alternatives that can make a sustainable lifestyle not just accessible, but also ones that promote financial and health benefits too. Here’s just a few to get you started on your plastic and pollution free, zero waste journey.
More and more of us are considering the environmental impact of the products we buy, and as household cleaners go, our washing-up liquid is called into action more than almost any other product.
Just one look at your local supermarket shelf will highlight the mainstream industry's stubborn preference for small single-use plastic bottles, but do we really know what we’re getting when it comes to our washing-up liquid?
Many mainstream washing-up liquids are derived from crude oil and contain petrochemical surfactants whose biodegradability is questionable. They also contain synthetic fragrances which have been associated with allergies, dermatitis and respiratory problems.
Finding an ethical and eco-friendly washing-up liquid isn't easy. The biggest problems are caused by plastic packaging, toxic or unsustainable ingredients, animal testing and polluting chemicals - in particular triclosan, parabens and phthalates.
So why not choose a product that’s good for our planet as well as your dishes.