Earth day is an environmental movement to drive change for the people and the planet. As a small business, we strive to be sustainable and eco-focused. We use environmentally friendly proucts and packaging, and we use zero plastic in our production and packaging too.

Whilst it is important for the larger companies to do their bit for the planet, we can all make a difference to the bigger picture by reassessing our daily habits. 

Here are four main habits to think about, not only on Earth Day, but for the rest of the year too.

How you use water

You hear about it everywhere. But do you really know how much of an impact your water usage has on the planet? Consider thinking about the following:

  • Using reusable water bottles to eliminate plastic water bottle waste
  • Eating less meat, which in turn means less polluting gasses, and less water used
  • Using less hot water when showering and doing laundry
  • Taking shorter showers instead of baths
  • Ensuring your taps aren’t left running or leaking

How you travel

Now the restrictions are starting to lift in the UK, we’ll soon find ourselves travelling much more often. To the office, to see family and for trips away. So let’s take a moment to consider:

  • Driving less – especially if you can walk, jog, or cycle (and if not;)
  • Be gentle on your brakes for more efficient use of fuel
  • Drive slower to save fuel
  • Make sure your car is running efficiently and the tyres are inflated properly

The energy you use

We told you how to spring clean responsibly, now it’s time to think about keeping our home sustainable. Without having to break the bank (or spend anything at all for that matter) why not try:

  • Using LED lightbulbs – they last 10 times longer and use two-thirds less energy
  • Making sure your appliances are energy-efficient and up to date
  • Getting a programmable thermostat and reduce the temperature setting when you go to bed or leave the house
  • Making your home more energy-efficient – ensuring your windows keep warm air inside, switch off all lightbulbs that don’t need to be on etc. 

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

One of the most cost-effective and easy methods of sustainable living. You’ll be surprised at what you can do with unwanted items without sending them to landfill. For example:

  • Start to compost your kitchen and garden waste
  • Recycle items instead of disposing in the bin – and read all labels to ensure you don’t throw something away that can in fact get recycled
  • Be thrifty – shop at charity stores or even buy and sell through apps such as Depop, eBay and Vinted
  • Gift your unwanted furniture, toys, utensils etc to friends, family, neighbours and even local hospices.
  • Use reusable products instead of disposables – glass tupperware, reusable bottles, bamboo toothbrushes etc.

We understand how daunting it can be to read the news and watch documentaries about how humans are killing the planet. But these wake up calls are very important to keep in the back of our minds. Even reconsidering these four important daily habits will give you peace of mind and make your home a more sustainable place to live. 

All of our prints and stationery pads are made from recycled paper and we use zero plastic from production to packaging. If you are interested in our products, you can see more below or browse the shop. 

Thank you for reading.

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