5 tips for achieving a more sustainable lifestyle:
Understand confusing ingredients - Nutrition labels can often be confusing and very misleading. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself reading an ingredients list and happen to stumble across a few names you have never heard of! Rather than taking the ‘oh well’ approach towards these names and products, go home, do your homework - educate yourself! Often the key to being more sustainable is knowing what to look for, and how to catch out the nasties when you see them.
Buy a reusable coffee cup - I couldn’t recommend Sol Cups more. Not only are they a super stylish sustainable solution, but they are crafted from 100% hand blown glass. Making them lightweight, chic and easy to take anywhere. It’s a win-win in our eyes!
Choose organic - With the organic market becoming so competitive, organic products are more accessible and affordable than ever! For all of my cooking and baking, I use Macro Certified Organic products found in Woolworths. Not only are they better for our health, but also our planet. Tick for health, tick for planet!
Avoid plastic wherever possible - Although this sounds like a difficult approach, it really is quite simple. As our world evolves we see more glass water bottles options coming into our local supermarkets, eco friendly paper bag alternatives, options to re and up-cycle products! A little trick of mine is instead of using the plastic bags to put loose veggies or fruits in, I grab a few of the paper bags used for mushrooms and use them instead!
Swap your regular tampons for Femmé Organic Tampons - Your regular tampons are responsible for around 200,000 tonnes of waste per year and take around 500 to 800 years to biodegrade. We are so proud that our Femme Organic tampons are 100% certified cotton. We are one of the only distributors on the market who supply tampon units with paper packaging. Our packaging is also made with natural, biodegrade and recyclable materials which have less environmental impact with the goal of reducing waste wherever possible.