12 handy links to help you be more mindful of the products you use

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Earth Day

Tamsin Johnson, Managing Director of Every Drop Is Precious recently said in an article about the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy –

“The truth is probably somewhere in between and just because we do not know the truth, doesn’t mean we all shouldn’t try to gain a better understanding of the situation.

Self-reflection and action are important rather than just blindly following the herd we can ALL do our bit, even if it is a little bit.”

Here are 12 handy links to help you love the earth a little bit more today on Earth Day and every day.

Water

Seeing as you are here you might be interested in some of our water saving products:

1.Lavalino Bidet Toilet Seat – Now there is a lot of debate about Bidet vs Toilet paper (see the link to Who Gives a Crap’s blog post below) we do not think it has to be one or the other, a Bidet Toilet Seat can seriously help you reduce your toilet paper consumption.

2. Aerators – We have a whole selection of aerators that can help you use less water and energy, plus other products such as showerheads and hoses that do the same. Contact us if you are unsure of what you need, we are always happy to help.

House/Cleaning

3. We love Homethings, a UK company looking at shaking up the cleaning product business, dedicated to shipping less water and getting straight to the dirty work.

4. Tru Earth – Great marketing their videos are very funny plus informative, more importantly, they are helping to reduce the usage of water & chemicals in washing powders.  

Sanitary

Sanitary products are a huge cause of pollution of water but we still need to use them. Here are some businesses that are changing the way we’ve done things and helping us to pollute less:

5. Fab Little Bag make sustainable disposal bags for sanitary products and exists to protect rivers, oceans and beaches from the pollution caused by flushed period products. With the UK alone flushing 2.5m tampons and 1.4m pads down the toilet each day, it is a big issue.

6. DAME – Are everywhere at the moment and so they should be. Starting a revolution on Period products they are an award-winning business from their organic tampons to their multiuse applicator.

7. Who gives a crap Toilet paper – We love their Great Bidet vs Toilet paper debate blog post and that they are producing recycled toiler paper. Plus they donate 50% of their profits to WaterAid. Good work guys!

Food & Drink

8. Grind – We drink a lot of coffee at Every Drop Is Precious and knowing that Grind is helping us do good whilst getting our caffeine fix helps us to feel good too. Their coffee pods are 100% compostable, they are organic and 0% plastic & vegan. If you want to know a little bit more about the differences between Biodegradable vs Compostable this article is a great read.

9. Country and Townhouse recently wrote a great article on how to eat for the planet.

Clothing

We couldn’t help but include a couple of our fav clothing brands that have people and the environment at the heart of their brands

10. Orwell Austen – Beautiful contemporary pieces from high-quality natural materials, sourced in an environmentally conscious, ethical, and socially responsible manner. We want everything.

11. Rubbish London – Their clothing is made from recycled cotton, recycled ocean plastic, organic cotton or Tencel derived from wood pulp. All of their packaging is made from recycled materials and they use scrap and waste material where possible to create their fun and fashion-conscious designs.

Handy Calculator

12. Our final link is to this handy CO2 emissions calculator where you can find out your carbon footprint.

Love this post or don’t agree with us? Let us know your thoughts, opinions, and any products that you would like to suggest for us all to be more mindful in our purchasing.