We only have one planet so it’s important we look after it and Earth Day, which falls on Thursday 22nd April, is a great time to remind ourselves of all the ways we can do our bit to make sustainable choices when we shop.
Here at the Bridges, our retailers are always coming up with new eco-friendly solutions and we’ve highlighted some of our favourites for you to try.
And if you head into the centre on the 22nd, then you can even pick up a free tote bag to reduce the number of plastic bags we use.
Lush, Goddess Solid Pefume
We all love to treat ourselves to new perfume, so why not try a solid one this time? With luxury scents of jasmine and oudh, Lush’s Goddess is not only easy to travel with but won’t break the bank either.
Tesco, Hinch Ceramic And Bamboo Soap Dispenser
If the last year has taught us anything, then the importance of hand hygiene has to be at the top of the list. A reusable soap dispenser is a great way to reduce your household waste and is a stylish addition to your bathroom too.
Boots, Mooncup Size A
The cost of period products can add up quickly, along with using a lot of single use plastics every month. A reusable menstrual cup is a great alternative with no waste and is sure to save you money on your shopping bill in the long run.
Holland & Barrett, Thin Cotton Pads
Cotton pads are a staple in many people’s bathrooms but it’s easy to switch to an eco-friendly, reusable version. Just pop them back in the travel bag when you’re done and stick them in the wash next time you have laundry to do.
Superdrug, Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo Bar
Another easy switch in the bathroom is with your shampoo and conditioner. Get rid of plastic bottles and opt for a zero waste alternative thanks to solid shampoo bars – many of which are plant based and use sustainably sourced ingredients.
Caffe Nero, Keep Cup
If you like to treat yourself to a hot drink at your favourite café every now and again, why not invest in a reusable coffee cup? The environmental benefits are overwhelming, with Caffe Nero working out that switching to a keep cup for just one year can save 3kg of plastic.
Price from £11
New Look, Black Flip Straw Friends Logo Water Bottle
A reusable water bottle may be a popular suggestion but with so many designs and patterns now available, there’s no excuse not to have one. Whether you’re off for a walk or heading to the gym, they’re a great solution to keeping hydrated on the go.
Next, Set of Three Bee’s Bamboo Fibre Storage Canisters
Bamboo is fast to grow and requires no harmful chemicals or pesticides to harvest it so it’s an excellent option to look out for when you’re shopping. We’d recommend this gorgeous bee-themed trio, which are sure to bring a splash of colour to any room.
*All prices correct at time of publishing.