Sustainability in your home doesn’t require big changes. In fact, being eco-friendly is made up of a wide range of efforts in helping our environment. Whether you choose to make one or many choices towards living a more sustainable lifestyle, your impact is making a difference to protect our planet.
Here are 3 quick eco-friendly tips in getting you on your way to be the impact.
Small Steps – Begin with small. Find options that appeal to your comfort level because it’ll help with staying engaged along this journey. One of the most common misconceptions of sustainable living is that it’s all or none. Swoofe was created to help families see how easy making safer and eco-friendlier choices can be. Here are a couple of small steps that can be easily added into your homes. Recycle and upcycle! Recycling is one of the easiest ways to help out our environment. Start by having a dedicated recycling bin for aluminum cans and glass next to your kitchen trash bin. Another small step is upcycling glass jars as storage containers. This is a fun and budget friendly way to repurpose those jars to store dry goods (beans, nuts, spices, etc.) or save for art material. How’s that for getting started?
Easy Swaps – Plastic bags and wrap not only take up space in our kitchen but they contribute to over 9 million tons of plastic waste in our oceans. Single-use plastics are one of the most toxic pollutants and harmful to our planet. By simply choosing to replace plastic baggies and cling wrap with Swoofe’s Beeswax Food Wraps, you’ll see just how easy it is to swap out plastic with our reusable food wraps!
Start a Compost Bin – This is one of our favorite ways to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle because it’s so simple and has many benefits. Begin with a small compost bin in your kitchen to collect food waste, teabags, veggie scraps, and paper trash and transfer to a larger bin outside for your garden. Our non-toxic beeswax wraps are also compostable! Just cut each wrap into strips and add to your compost piles. You’ll reduce waste, save money, and have your own compost to help your plants grow.
(more tips on how to start a composting pile at home)
We hope you find these tips helpful. Again, whether you start with one or all three, you're on your journey to a more sustainable lifestyle.