15 eco-friendly home products to reduce your plastic nightmares
One small step for your home, one giant leap for the environment
The three packs of colourful plastic water bottles you compulsively bought on your last trip to Home Centre have had you chewing your nails with guilt. Sure, they’ll last a while, but eventually, they’re going to end up in a landfill somewhere. That image of an adorable turtle trapped in a plastic net has been burned into your brain. You’d told yourself that you’re going to start investing your money in eco-friendly home products instead of stalking IKEA.
If taking the pressure off an already overloaded planet wasn’t enough to tempt you, switching to eco-friendly home products can also better for your health. If you replaced those plastic bottles with copper ones instead, you could be reaping the benefits of Ayurveda.
Copper is believed to infuses water with anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. “When water is stored in a copper container, the mineral leaches into it. This copper leached in the water helps in breaking down food particles and improves our digestion,” says nutritionist Dr Anju Sood in an interview with NDTV.
You can’t swap out all your home essentials for eco-friendly alternatives. Going green or zero-waste overnight is a mission that even Tom Cruise will find impossible. Start with small tweaks around the house. Opt for eco-friendly home products which use responsibly sourced raw materials, free from animal testing and cruelty. Look for companies and labels that are making ethical choices in their hiring process, are going plastic-free and have long-term ecologically sound policies in place rather than talking about the environment because it’s trendy.