Simple Steps Towards Getting Your Family Involved in Sustainable Living

The fight to save our environment affects all of us, but how can we get our families involved in using sustainable products? 

Plastic waste is a scourge of just about every room in the house. From bathrooms cluttered with wasteful body wash packaging for him, her and children, to school and office lunchboxes in our kitchens. 

Our ecosystem is all-inclusive, so shouldn’t the battle to protect it work on the same basis? At Bower Collective, we’re passionate about banishing harmful plastics from households across the country and beyond. While we’re eager to provide you with sustainable products, we’re also eager to avoid skimping on the quality of the goods in our catalogue. 

Many people still believe that eco-friendly living is complicated, expensive, and inaccessible for many. But our products are designed to help the lives of everyone while caring for the planet as a whole. Making the switch to sustainable living is much easier than many would think

Let’s explore the ways in which the whole family can get involved in turning your home into a plastic-free environment:

Family-Friendly Food Packaging

Plastic food containers and lunch boxes have become a regular presence in our kitchens, school backpacks and work bags. While they are effective in keeping safe, their impact on the environment will last far beyond dinner time. 

Research suggests that plastic waste can take up to 1,000 years to decompose, but fortunately, there are some delightful and sustainable alternatives out there for everybody to enjoy. 

The Beeswax Wrap Co has created some amazing Beeswax Food Wraps to keep our lunches, snacks and dinners naturally fresh without causing a burden for our environment. There are even vegan-friendly alternatives for families to enjoy. 


Sustainable Dental Hygiene For All Ages

We all have to keep our teeth clean, so it’s refreshing to see that Truthbrush has created a bamboo-based toothbrush for adult users and a smaller version designed for children under the age of eight. 

The Truthbrush has been created with entirely sustainable materials, from its organic bamboo bodies to plant-based bristles. 

What’s great about the Truthbrush is that bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and entirely biodegradable. The design of the toothbrush is also significantly more aesthetically appealing than the commonplace plastic brushes that sit in our bathrooms. 

However, if electric toothbrushes are more prominent in your household, Live Coco has created fully recyclable toothbrush heads that are infused with charcoal to organically remove impurities from your mouth. Who says having healthy teeth should carry unhealthy consequences for our ecosystem?


Keep Hydrated In and Out of The House With Plastic-Free Water Bottles

Whether you and your family are out in the garden or on a day trip to the zoo, it’s vital to keep hydrated and take on water regularly. 

Sadly, plastic packaging is another staple when it comes to bottled drinks, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Smidge’s Reusable Water Bottle is a great flask that can keep water cold, or coffee warm, for up to six hours. It’s designed to prevent any prospect of leakage and is capable of being used again, and again, and again. 

One of the biggest appeals of getting your own sustainable water bottle is that it helps you to save a significant amount of money on buying drinks to keep your hydrated out and about. With Smidge’s bottles, a range of sizes are available, meaning you’ll have plenty of refreshments available for yourself and your whole family. 


Eco-Friendly Cleanliness

Sustainability and personal hygiene may seem like a difficult combination given the sheer amount of wasteful plastic packaging that’s prevalent in our supermarkets, but making the switch to environmentally friendly hand wash is much easier than you might be led to believe. 

Our Bio-D Sanitising Hand Wash Refill is a revolutionary product that leaves absolutely no imprint on the environment. The hand wash is efficiently delivered in a plastic pouch that can be emptied, collected, and then returned in a pre-paid returns box for reuse. 

At a time when cleanliness is of the utmost importance and killing germs feels more pertinent, these handy pouches can bring more peace of mind to you and your family while ensuring that our ecosystem won’t be damaged in the process. 

What’s more, is that it’s possible to use our refillable hand and body wash products to bring a new level of beauty to your bathroom and kitchens. There is no shortage of inspirations for dispensers that you could use in your home, and if you’re short of ideas then Bower Collective has a pretty nifty range of pump action containers, too! 

Sometimes, it can feel that our sustainable options are limited when we have children. With many products designed solely for adult use, it’s important to bring inclusivity into the mix when it comes to sustainability. At Bower Collective, we aim to provide everybody with the chance to play a key role in protecting our planet. Even if it’s as simple as beeswax food wraps or small bamboo toothbrushes, it’s important that we all embrace a plastic-free lifestyle together. 

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