Five eco swaps to reduce household waste

Living a greener, more sustainable lifestyle has never been more important! Here at Ecomodo, we truly believe that adapting in even small lifestyle changes can make all the difference. Keep reading for five super easy swaps to help reduce household waste - together we can build a greener future for all!

1) Ditch the sponges

Did you know that scientific reports have proven that your kitchen sponge contains more bacteria than your toilet? The recommendation is to throw out your sponge weekly, which means in the UK alone we’re throwing away 400 million plastic sponges every year. On top of that, the materials used are neither recyclable nor biodegradable and are made from non-renewable products such as oil and gas. Sponges have a huge carbon footprint and will sit in your landfill for centuries.

A fabulous alternative is the Ecomodo bamboo washing up brush. 

2) Use bar soap - no more plastic

When it comes to the environment, there are many benefits to opting for a bar of soap rather than liquid – such as packaging. The plastic bottles and pumps for liquid soap are exactly the type of waste that is avoidable, unnecessary and makes for heavier transport which creates a larger carbon footprint.

Check out the Greenman soap bars we have available in a range of different scents. 

3) Switch to a bamboo toothbrush

Did you know if we each use one toothbrush every three months in the UK we are disposing of approximately 200 million brushes each year? Each brush can also take up to 400 years to biodegrade!

Using a bamboo toothbrush is not only great for the environment but great for your oral hygiene too. Investing in a fully sustainable toothbrush could be the first small step you make into helping us create a greener future for all.

Make the switch today and check out our range of natural, vegan, eco-friendly and cruelty-free toothbrushes.

4) Stop buying bottled water 

Every year, we throw away over seven billion plastic bottles which has a devastating effect on the environment. Swapping to a reusable option is super easy and will also keep your water nicely chilled too. Simply pop it in your bag and refill as you go!

Here at Ecomodo, we have fabulous travel options. 

5) Periods - ditch the disposables

Tampons, pads and panty liners, their packaging, and wrapping generate more than 200,000 metric tons of waste annually. The plastic and non-compostable materials in period products can take up to 800 years to decompose too. 

So, how can you reduce your waste? Using eco-friendly period products such as menstrual cups or period pants are a great place to start. Both options are also cost-effective and a great choice if you want to cut back on your household waste.

Here at Ecomodo, we have an excellent range of Flux Undies available.