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8 Easy Swaps for a More Eco-Friendly Home

Eco-Friendly Home

The announcement of Coles and Woolworths phasing out plastic bags over the next 12 months is good news for the environment.

I’ve only recently been convicted of my use of plastic bags after reading more about where these bags end up and how they can be detrimental to sea life. Clean up Australia estimate 3.76 billion bags or 20,700 tonnes of plastic are disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year. Australians dump 429,000 bags every hour. That’s a lot of plastic.

The more I read, the more I understand our need to make better decisions on the products we use every day to make a difference to what ends up in landfill.

As a result we’ve put together some products you might consider swapping to make your home more eco-friendly.

8 Easy Swaps for an Eco-Friendly Home

1. Swap plastic produce bags for these recyclable farmers market bags to put fruit and veggies in when grocery shopping.

produce bags
Produce bags/Farmers Market Bags $29.95 for a set of 3
2. Swap plastic straws for stainless steel straws. This set comes with a cleaning brush.

stainless steel straws
Stainless Steel Bent Straws set of 4 plus brush $7.95
3. Refill a Biodegradable coffee cup instead of purchasing your coffee in paper cups that can’t be recycled.

ecofriendly coffde mug
Biodegradable Rice Husk Reusable Travel Mug $46.95
4. Put your own tea leaves in reusable tea bags.

reusable tea bags
Reusable tea bags set of 4 for $6.00
5. Swap paper towels with these reusable towlettes when wiping up spills.

reusable paper towels
Reusable paper towels $37.09
6. Swap plastic wrap for Beeswax wraps when wrapping food for lunches.

beeswax wraps
Beeswax wraps 1 set of wraps for $45
7. Apply makeup or wipe makeup away with reusable makeup pads.

reusable make up pads
Reusable makeup pads $9.50
8. Stop buying plastic water bottles and bring your own glass bottle and refill with water as needed.

Glass water bottle
Glass Water Bottle $33.13
A few simple lifestyle changes and swaps can not only reduce landfill, but save you money as you don’t have to keep buying them on repeat. What swaps have you made to reduce your contribution to landfill?

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Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are and

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