Being a more eco-friendly house doesn’t mean you have to be planting gardens or picking up litter all weekend! Making small changes in your house (and lifestyle) can go a long, long way! Here I list out some super easy changes to implement in your everyday! More to come on my next post about a less toxic, less wasteful home next time!
1. Change Up Your Napkin Game
Use real ones. End of story. I like these colorful ones that show less stains or these very simple ones. Folding napkins and putting them on the table (or away after washing) is a great first chore for little hands!
2. Grab Some New Cups
The less plastic you can consume, use or throw away is a great thing for the environment and the health of your family. Check out these tumblers for kid’s with silicone tops and re-useable straws. Stainless steel is great! For less spilling, I really love these stainless steel Muchkin Cups and these stainless steel straw cups! If you don’t love stainless steel, check-out these colorful bamboo cups or these more neutral ones. You can also add a Boon silicone sippy top to almost anything!
3. Seek New Straws
4. Buy Recycled Plastics
Buy recycled plastic goods, like this outdoor rug, or pens made from recycled water bottles, or even these eco-friendly toothbrushes made from recycled plastic! There is really plenty of recycled plastic to go around…
5. Go Glass
6. Zip, Zip, Reuse
There are a bunch of brands of reusable ziplock bags! Try these colorful ones, my favorite snack size pouches, these mixed sized bags, or these cream of the crop options. I have fallen head over heels for re-useable ziplocks and am never looking back!
7. Buy Wood or Compostable Utensils When Tossing
8. Go Real or Go Home
Even when leaving the house, consider using the real thing for all things food. Check out this colorful set of stainless steel utensils for picnics or lunch boxes! Or this perfect travel set for work.