Smart Swaps for a Healthier Life
The formula really is that simple; you make smart choices without depriving yourself, and you do this by swapping unhealthy options for healthier alternatives that are better for you. That sounds easy enough.
Of course, this approach doesn’t have to be limited to dietary habits alone. It can be translated to a variety of instances. For example; if you think smart swaps in your diet will keep you healthy, imagine what smart, eco-friendly swaps could do for the planet.
Now, we make green choices when it comes to big things like choosing electrical appliances and using the recycling bin for recyclable household waste. But how often do you make a smart swap when it comes to the little things in life?
Well, to help you start making such smart swaps all day every day; we have listed five green ideas below. These are quick and easy fixes that will be practical, pocket-friendly and planet-friendly. After all, if you are making all that effort with your personal diet and health, you should be making an effort to ensure the environment you live in is healthy too. So read on for more.
SWAP mass-produced plastic bags, cling film and tin foil FOR compostable packaging
If washable Tupperware won’t do, you might find yourself going through a lot of one-time-use plastic bags, cling film or tin foil when storing or wrapping food. This can be wasteful, especially considering the materials used. A far better choice would be our various compostable pots and packaging which can be washed or disposed of on the compost heap.
SWAP expensive and wasteful plastic-wrapped lunches FOR our recycled lunch boxes
Instead of nipping to the shops and buying a sandwich, pasta dish or similar every day, why not make your own lunch? Not only is this cheaper, but packing your homemade lunch into one of our lunch boxes, made from recyclable materials, is a greener option because it doesn’t waste all that fancy plastic packaging.
SWAP harmful plastic party plates FOR eco-friendly palm leaf plates and bamboo tableware
At some point or another, you will want a night off from washing the dishes. This may be because there is a party to be enjoyed, a large number of guests for a barbecue or even a lazy pizza night on the cards. Whatever it is, having disposable plates is a must. However, rather than having the environmentally-unfriendly plastic party plates, opt for our eco-friendly (and very attractive) palm leaf or bamboo disposable tableware.
SWAP cheap and nasty plastic children’s toys FOR traditional, quality wooden party bag fillers
Whether it is for party bags at a kids’ birthday, a stocking filler or just a reward for a well-behaved little one, toys are a parent’s mainstay. Unfortunately, the mass produced plastic toys that are not only cheap and flimsy, but also incredibly environmentally-unfriendly, are a poor choice. Instead, you should opt for traditional wooden toys that are both quality and eco-friendly – not to mention fun.
SWAP fragrance oils and plug-ins that waste electricity FOR our scented organic candles
Plug-in air fresheners and sprays filled with fragrance oils are popular in most homes. However, neither the aerosols used for sprays nor the electricity required for constant fragrance plugs are environmentally-friendly. So try using our scented organic candles instead. They are made from entirely organic materials, come in a variety of scents, and add a certain ambiance to the home.
And there you have it; five smart swaps to help improve the planet’s health and make your home more eco-friendly. Naturally, there are all sorts of ways you can make smart swaps and improve your green credentials. If you need more ideas, feel free to browse our site to see what eco-alternatives we offer. You can look through our Little Cherry blogs, magazines and even Pinterest for inspiration.