Five simple, sustainable lifestyle swaps you need to make in 2023
Happy New Year! It’s January so the chances are you’re going dry, vegan, or giving up coffee and cake. All very noble resolutions for 2023. But this year – we’re getting our sustainable swap on.
We’re going to shake up our daily routines and transform our home into a planet-friendly haven. Ready to live the Greta Thunberg dream? If you need some slightly scary stats to give you an extra nudge, this one’s for you.
Yes, it’s us! Usually we’d end our list with a sneaky SURI inclusion but we’re going to start with it this time. Why? Because at least four billion toothbrushes are thrown away every year – ending up in landfill or worse, our oceans. That’s a teeth-grinding 72,000 tonnes of toothbrush (100,000 if you include packaging!).
With our innovative plant-based materials, recyclable heads and repairable aluminium body, SURI really is a toothbrush for life. And if you’re reading this and you still haven’t made the switch, we need to have words!
If our four legged amigos could talk, they’d tell us to get our act together and stop feeding them dreadful, planet-damaging slop.
A whopping 20% of the world’s fish and meat is consumed by our pets?! That equates to a whopping 106m tonnes of CO2 generated by the pet industry every year. This is equal to the carbon footprint of the Philippines!
Thankfully the clever folk at Grub Club decided to do something about it. Enter All-Day Buffet... their nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic bug-based dog food generates 96% less CO2, uses 47x less land and 25x less water than livestock. Nice.
Seems like a no brainer to us. Ready to make a small step for dogs and a huge leap for mankind? Join the club.
It’s predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish and the home care industry has a lot to answer for. Home cleaning products generate more than 29 billion single-use plastic containers every single year.
Ocean Saver’s cleaning bottles are designed to last for life (refill is the new recycle) and their bottles come with a 100% recyclable trigger.
You bring the water while Ocean Saver brings the clean with their EcoDrop cleaning concentrate, because shipping water around the country just feels a bit… daft.
We’re back in the bathroom for another waterless wonder – Ethosa. On average you’ll go through 851 single-use plastic bottles in your bathroom every year and frustratingly most of them will contain, you guessed it, 95% water.
Ethosa is the sweet-scented soapy salvation you’ve been looking for. This sustainable bathroom brand helps you to reduce your single use plastic consumption by 1.2kg every year by switching to their refillable shower gel bottles.
Just like with Ocean Saver, you bring the water and Ethosa bring their powder-to-gel shower wash. Oh, and it smells absolutely heavenly.
10 million trees are cut down each year to produce toilet roll. That's a crap-your-pants kind of statistic, eh?
So, Serious decided to get serious about it and create toilet paper (and kitchen roll!) from recycled paper, right here in the UK. No cutting down trees, no shipping stacks of toilet rolls around the world, just soft, sustainable wiping. Lovely stuff.
But the planet-friendly, paper-free breaking news doesn't stop there. Serious also plants a tree for every roll sold. Top of the plops stuff.
Time to save the planet from your loo.