Make the switch and save the waste!

Can you do your little bit to help out?

Check out some of my little save and switch ideas, by starting to use reusable packing you can make a difference, these ideas are straightforward and kinder on the planet.


It seems we are moving into a new era of ever-expanding waste, we’ve all seen the news stories on TV, with more and more packaging ending up on waste dumps creating environmental problems that will last for years and the ecosystem struggling to cope having a massive impact on our climate change.

The good news is, this is humanmade, and we can all do our bit to help out.

Here you will find a list of everyday household products I use on a daily basis that will make your carbon footprint green friendly.

Order your milk from the milkman.

Here is one of my favourite resolutions I’ve made so far this year. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages, even without considering the reduction in plastic.

Growing up many years ago, we always had a milkman – it tastes so much better, and it’s also fabulous to support local dairy farmers, what’s not to love about this switch.

It’s convenient and can be delivered every day; you can easily adjust your order as and when if you need to.

Fresh farm milk delivered to your doorstep from a family run a dairy farm at Cinder hill farm Slattocks Middleton


Ditch plastic carrier bags, use tote bags

It wasn’t long ago I would open the cupboard door and be faced with a massive overfill of plastic carrier bags flying out at me.

I’m now in the habit of buying tote bags whenever I need them, and they look so much better than horrible plastic carrier bags. I usually put them in my handbag, so I don’t get caught out when shopping, they’re proving very handy to have around.

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Water Bottles

Buying water in bottles seems such a waste when we have perfectly clean drinking tap water right here in the North filtered down through the Pennines. Buying a reusable water bottle will not only save you a fortune but will also save a little on the planet too.

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Straws – Just say no. 

I get using a straw, no lippy on the glass, no smudging of your carefully crafted coloured in lips, it is a convenient little item.

But it causes so much damage to the environment. Just ask yourself next time you buy a cocktail do you need that straw. Answer – probably not.

If you really can’t do without your straw though there are some alternatives made from stainless steel reusable and paper.

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Using solid beautifiers

This is something I’ve been doing for many years and is nothing new to me; I started using shampoo bars many years ago, it wasn’t even the fact that they are environmentally friendly that makes me purchase them, it’s their ease of use. Hair Shampoo bar is perfect for taking on holiday, they’re not heavy, they don’t leak, and there’s no plastic packaging, result!

They smell amazing and make my hair feel nice; I also use it as a body wash, very handy cosmetic indeed.

There are plenty of brands out there creating different user-friendly solid cosmetics, and I’m sure they’ll be more commonplace in the future.

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