Looking after our planet can be expensive. These 5 easy eco swaps are a great first step to living more sustainably, and they're all available in one place, meaning only one postage price!
Nearly 1.2 billion metres of clingfilm is used in the UK every year- that's 745,000 miles of it! Sadly this plastic pollution can end up in our oceans, harming wildlife and us. Luckily, more and more passionate people are starting small businesses to help reduce plastic waste and care for our planet. Beeswax wraps are a fantastic solution and such an easy swap for your kitchen. At around £16 for 3, they're amazing value. They can last for years if cared for properly meaning they save you money on buying single-use plastic and foil.
Making the swap to reusable food wraps can be tricky if you're a vegan, due to the fact that they use beeswax. However we have the solution: VEGAN food wraps are now available to buy at The Cornish Highstreet. They're made using a blend of soya, Candellila wax, Jojoba wax and Damar resin to create flexible wraps with stick, so you can care for the planet and keep your food fresh no matter what lifestyle you choose.
There are many benefits to composting; it creates rich soil for plants to grow, reduces the amount of methane being released in landfill sites and decreases the cost of managing landfill. However, home-composting is not always available to everyone; it requires enough outdoor space to create and maintain a compost heap and if your local council does not compost food waste, it can feel like you have little choice. We have found the perfect solution for those with less outdoor space; the Food Waste Bird Table!
This stylish bird table is perfect for getting rid of your food waste in an eco-conscious way. It acts as a hanging tray for you to add food waste to (such as fruit and veg waste, rice or cooked beans). The birds get a tasty treat and you reduce the amount you send to landfill- it's a win for you and win for wildlife! Not only that, but this bird table is made from recycled plant pots, meaning this product contributes to a circular economy.
Candles are amazing; they instantly make a space feel more cosy and can change the feel of a room. From a relaxing bath with scented candles to an atmospheric garden party, candles are an essential staple to a home.
These deliciously scented candles are made from soy wax, meaning they are are soot free and non-toxic, so you can enjoy the benefits on your wellbeing without sacrificing your health. From fresh Gin and Tonic or Aqua Minerals to sweet Cocoa Butter or Parma Violet, there's a scent to suit everyone. You can protect the planet too; these tin candles are totally plastic free and vegan!
Reusing and recycling are great ways to protect our planet- but how can we bring this ethos into our homes? A great place to start is buying homeware that has a lower carbon footprint.
Meet the Recycled Moon, Tide and Time Clock. This sleek and stylish piece is the perfect addition to any nature lover's home.
Whether you're an avid surfer, coastal hiker or beach stroller, being able to navigate the tide and time at just a glance is a time-saving tool. Made locally in Cornwall from recycled paper, plant pots and yogurt pots, the Tide and Time Clocks are the perfect edition to a modern, eco home.
Keeping up a garden can be a lot of work. So how can you have a beautiful garden that's also great for the planet? Wildflower Beeballs! These mini mixtures of peat-free soil, clay and over 20 different native wildflower species are an easy way to have a stunning, thriving garden.
Whether you're blessed with a big green space or have a mini garden, keeping a patch wild and free will attract wonderful wildlife, from butterflies to bees, your wildflower patch will be bustling with nature. Seed balls are a super low maintenance way of having colourful, eco-friendly garden- what's not to love?
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