I think it is clear now more than ever that we need to start getting serious about our choices. The planet and it's wildlife are crying out and letting us know it is in crisis. The wildlife and our planet help us daily with our mental health and wellbeing. So maybe we should return the favour. Even if you can only help a little it is still worth you helping. Lots of little changes make a big difference. I hope to give you ideas and recommendations from the products me and my family try. Please read and thank you x
Product trials and More
Me and my family will be your testers and knowledge finders.
So me and my family are learning and aiming to become as eco-friendly as we possibly can. I will also use this space to put any useful information I find, petitions to sign and that sort of thing. So do check back from time to time.
As we get to the end of our current products we have in our home we will be trying out eco-friendly, cruelty free, palm oil free etc... products. Every time we try a product I will put our thoughts into a review for you to read and see what you think and hopefully find products you will change to yourselves.
We really do need to all make a change to our behaviours even if it can only be a small change, it is still important. So please give some alternative products a go.
Let's talk about plastic.
There are two types of plastic:
Thermoset - this cannot be recycled.
Thermoplastics - these can be re-melted and re-molded.
Some plastics can only be recycled 2-3 times before it is no longer stabke enough to be used. However, glass, aluminium and metal can be recyled infinetly.
Less than 10% of plastic actullay gers recycled - shocking I know. When you put it in your recycle bin and you think job done sadly this is far from the truth.
I think one of the big problems is most people do not wash out the rubbish they put in their recyle bins, if there is any trace of food on the items they are considered contaminated and cannot be recycled. So please wash out your tins, bottles etc...
There is also a number on the underneath of plastic items to indicate how recyclable something is. DID YOU KNOW THIS? I DID NOT?
This is a recycle score #1-7 with the recycle logo by it.
To make it easy the lower the number the better it is to recycle.
Generally aiming for #1. When you buy something plastic check underneath for the number and see what score it has, I will be doing this myself from now on and encouraging my family to do the same.
SOME STATS FOR THE UK!
Over 2 million tonnes of plastic packaging are used in the UK each year.
88% of the sea's surface is polluted by plastic waste!!!!!
Between 8-14 million tonnes enters our oceans every year!!
Britain contributes an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of plastic annually!!!!
SHOCKING ISN'T IT?
I hope this information has been useful and you can help spread the word and help us to sort out what is happening.
Time for change
We can all make small changes which will add up to big results.
Another important side of this is education.
An example of this is how many of us understand all the symbols for recycling? Until recently I wasn't too sure and even now I have to check.
This needs rolling out in schools and make it so that we know it with certainty. I feel that people just throw stuff in the bin because they don't know or put it in the recycle bin completely unaware if it is recyclable or not.
I know there are many schools now do focus on being eco-friendly and teach important facts.
It is the life skills knowledge that is missing. The day to day stuff that may seem dull but is important.
If your children are like mine, they use up there listening tokens at school and have none left for home! Hahahaha
Click button below for some ideas for fun eco-friendly things to do with the family.
Understanding all the symbols.
How many did you know?
Most of the people I have asked had not much prior knowledge at all of this, including myself!
I find it crazy that this is the case when so much help is needed.
Green Planet Beauty
To start with a little bit about the company.
We are thrilled to introduce our multi-award winning sustainable natural beauty range.
All hand made in the UK, vegan friendly, cruelty free and 100% plastic free, either biodegradable and compostable or reusable packaging.
We use natures finest ingredients in which the majority are certified organic.
They are also Palm Oil Free, SLS, SLES Free.
Above all no harm to you, animals or the environment.
I began using/testing these products around ONE year ago.
Putting it simple I am a proud affiliate for this fab company.
I have used a wide variety of their products, hair, face, body and more. I always use the refills when I need more product. My skin has not been so acne and problem free in such a long time and it really does feel great to have one less thing to worry about.
The hair bars are easy to use and give great results too, just takes a few uses to get used to how much lather your hair needs to get your desired result.
Click the button below to use my link:
If you subscribe you will get 10% off your first order and you can unsubscribe anytime.
I can also say they have regular offers on and really good value offers too.
This is a fairly new App and it is UK based and currently small scale with hopes of getting bigger.
Check it out and see if it runs with any food banks close to your home or let your local food banks know about the app.
In turn we will be reducing our waste.
Mindfulness for Kids
I got recommended this book and CD by an a lovely lady who I have gotten to know via my KMHS instgram account.
Fab book to get you all calm and clear minded at the end of the day.
I have done courses in Mindfulness for Adults and for Children and I really feel that most children and adults could get a lot from practising mindfulness.
Anything that will keep is calm and balanced in this currently stresful and hectic workd has to be a big plus.
Maybe once we are more content and ready for the day we will apprecate the planet and wildlife a bit more too.