The trend of Slow life encourages us to review our modes of consumption, whether it is in the field of decoration, purifying to the maximum of our interiors ; or simply through small daily actions that, if placed end to end, do good to our dear planet.
These gestures precisely, can sometimes be scary, as our society pushes us to consume. But you will see in this article that there are solutions that require little investment and are easy to implement.
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Exit the sponges, disposable, polluting, and do not last. We turn rather to brushes wooden ware, a lot more durable thanks to their interchangeable heads.
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It is a psychological cape to pass, but believe it or not : we don’t need chemicals to clean our inside. On the contrary ! The white vinegar or the black soap are very good detergents natural. The try it is to adopt them !
For more information, see our dedicated article : Our tips to clean up its home at the natural.
Eliminate the disposable, and to replace it by the sustainable
Over an entire year, how much waste do we produce in our kitchens in terms of paper towels, clear film, baking paper etc ?
At home, we no longer use paper towels for over a year. We have replaced it by towels table cloth for meals, and it is very well like that !
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For the transparent film, we favor the retention of food in boxes (plastic, but we are replacing little by little by the glass) ; but I recently heard of the brand Bee’s Wrap, and I let myself try !
Finally to the baking paper, we have invested in baking mat non-stick silicone : hop, less waste when I’m cooking !
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In the past few months, I strive to keep and bring back the paper bags given by my king. Instead of throwing them away, I fold them neatly and arranges them in my shopping bag that I bring with me to the market. Unfortunately, they end up tearing so I think investing in those small bags of cotton – or mission my grand mother in a mission sewing !
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One of the habits that I have a lot of trouble to change. I am, in spite of myself, a big consumer of tissues. All day, all year, all the time. I can not imagine the waste that I produce by using paper handkerchiefs ; and the savings that I’ll be able to achieve by passing the handkerchiefs fabric. But I’ll come to this, that’s for sure !
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It’s been several months that I think to invest in cotton reusable because once again, I use a lot. Strangely, it seems easier to implement than the handkerchiefs, I don’t know why !
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Clothing, toys… This application is admittedly a little more time, but you can find sacred nuggets thanks to sites like Vinted. The key is to start !
It is clear that I am not ready to jump. Not courage, not envy… But I admire couples who go into it. What a motivation ! There are cloth diapers made from organic shop and it is true that with all the controversy on the components found in these products, it is very tempting…
A few ideas in bulk
- Buy some foods in bulk and store in glass jars ;
- Always carry a cotton bag instead of buying plastic bags at the supermarket ;
- Think to sort it out its waste ;
- Establish weekly menus for meals, to prevent food waste ;
- Take a water bottle or a Thermos for travel, and the pearls ceramic (in-store bio) at home ;
- Move on to straws reusable ;
And you, what are your small steps for more responsible ?