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Article: 5 Small Changes To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

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5 Small Changes To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Being eco-friendly means living in a way that is not harmful to the environment. This way of life is becoming increasingly important, as we need to protect our planet from man-made damage. There are various ways that you can make sustainable changes in order to lessen the negative effect that our daily lives usually contribute to. Making the commitment to live a greener home life is an important step in protecting the environment, but the question is where do you start? Here we have 5 simple ways in which you can make a change to your home life and start living a more environmentally-conscious life.

1. Ditch single use plastic food packaging

Single-use plastics are a glaring example of the problems with 'throwaway culture'. A lot of single-use plastic ends up in our oceans, and by 2050, there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish! The first place to start is in the kitchen, where many food wrapped plastics can be found. Instead of using clingfilm to cover food, our Stoneware bowls with bamboo lids make the perfect storage solution for food and leftovers. The bamboo lid features a silicone seal that is designed to ensure your contents are secure and airtight. Not only are these reusable bowls practical, but they can even be used for serving from at the kitchen table, then just pop in the fridge or cupboard when not in use!

Stoneware Bowl Eco-Friendly Blog - Coates & Warner

2. Grow your own food using eco-friendly tools

What's better than growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs? You don't need a lot of space, just a few plat pots will do. Our collection of Gardening essentials can help you on your green-fingered journey; from seed collections, to labelling tools and watering cans. Not only does home-grown taste better, but these small steps will reduce food miles, waste and support your local wildlife. Our Hillesley Ivory Plant Pot makes a great home for your kitchen herbs. 

Gardening Essentials Eco-Friendly Blog - Coates & Warner

3. Make great coffee at home

We don't know about you, but making a coffee can bring joy to our day! One of the best things you can do to make your coffee routine more eco-friendly is to make your own rather than buying out; this cuts down on carbon emissions and ensures a reduction of single-use plastic coated paper cups. Why not buy your beans from a local coffee roaster? This helps to make your coffee routine more eco-friendly because it eliminates the need for global shipping. It’s also a wonderful way to support local small businesses. Our beautiful handmade sustainable Wooden coffee scoops make a great addition to a coffee lovers station!

Wooden Coffee Scoops Eco-Friendly Blog - Coates & Warner

4. Don't buy sponges, use reusable dish brushes

Traditional plastic dish brushes and sponges create a ton of waste and are often thrown away after a few short uses. Plastic bristles shed hairs that can end up in the ocean. Our Wooden handled dish brush and Wooden Dish brushes are made from sustainable materials and once they come to the end of their life, they can be put in the compost heap and will naturally break down.

Wooden Dish Brush Eco-Friendly Blog - Coates & Warner

5. Buy old, not new

Buying old and locally made products is a sustainable way to shop. Our Antique and vintage homeware collection contains small batches of unique products to help decorate your home. These pieces have been sourced by us in small batches from antique markets and reclamation yards. By buying old, not new, you not only breath new life into a product, but it adds character and charm to a space, which can be a real talking point in a room! Our antique and vintage collection has endured the test of time, with each unique piece showing signs of its former life. Not only is this collection cost-effective, but contributes to reducing your carbon footprint.

Vintage Eco-Friendly Blog - Coates & Warner

We hope this blog has been useful and given you some inspiration on how to be more eco-friendly in the home.