The days are getting longer, the clocks have moved forward, and the weather is slowly starting to pick up - welcome to spring! Given that many of us find ourselves much more housebound than usual, 2020 could be the perfect year to start a truly transformative spring clean for your home.
It’s never been more important to stay home and keep safe, and with this in mind, it’s important to set up a home environment that we feel happy and comfortable in.
2020 is also a significant year for sustainability, with more and more people taking action on the dangers of plastic waste about the house. Now that we have a little bit more time to indulge in a hearty spring clean, perhaps this could be the year to go one step further and ‘spring clean’ the plastic from your home?
At Bower Collective, we aim to inspire and enable people to reflect their sustainable values through the homes that they curate. Making the switch from plastic to more sustainable materials has become much easier than you might think in recent times, and with this in mind, let’s take a deeper look into how you can take a sustainable twist on the classic spring clean:
Scrap Plastic With Refill and Reuse
The biggest problem with spring cleaning is that the sprays and polishes that we use almost always come in single-use plastic containers and dispensers.
When it comes to sustainable living, there’s no room for plastic waste due to the time it takes to decompose. With every antibacterial spray we buy, we’re leaving a 1,000-year mark on the planet. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
At Bower Collective, we’re proud to offer an efficient and convenient refill and reuse system that delivers you Earth’s best eco-friendly cleaning products in reusable pouches. Simply empty your pouch into your Bower dispenser and send it back to us using the pre-paid postal returns box we provide.
By utilising reusable pouches, we can greatly reduce the amount of plastic waste that emanates from our spring cleans. We also gain the freedom of having a plastic-free pantry, bathroom and kitchen with no cumbersome and cluttered plastic cleaning products in sight.
We love using a wide range of reusable cleaning products at Bower, and our All Purpose Sanitiser Spray is fully ethically sourced and attractively priced at £4 for one litre. We also have a specialised Bathroom Cleaner available at £4 for one litre - again ethically sourced and environmentally friendly.
Ecofriendly Washing Products
For many of us, it’s important to know that we’re doing our bit for the environment by making our homes as sustainable as possible.
With our Bio-D Washing Powder, it’s possible to take on the biggest of laundry loads knowing full well that you’re buying an ethical, Allergy UK certified product.
Our washing powder is fragrance-free and non-biological, as you would expect. It can also be used without the need for any nasty extra plastic holders or flasks to place in the wash.
At Bower Collective, our primary aim is to provide you with sustainable living ideas through our catalogue of sustainable living products that are not only environmentally friendly, but affordable.
So many of us want to contribute to a healthy environment but simply can’t afford to buy more expensive sustainable products. We know the significance of bridging this gap, and at £4.35 for one kilogram of high-quality non-bio washing powder, we hope more people are encouraged to buy into plastic-free cleaning products.
As we’ve touched on before, the cornerstone of sustainability comes from reusing your items rather than discarding them.
At Bower, we’re proud to offer reusable pouches that contain sanitiser sprays and bathroom cleaners. While the pouches provide a brand new level of freedom and flexibility as to where you can house your cleaner, we’re also pleased to bring you our own range of reusable dispensers.
Pictured above is our Reusable PET Trigger Spray - a core part of our reuse and refill system. Made from PET plastic (resilient, reusable and - at end of life, recyclable), our trigger spray is just one of a range of dispensers available to suit your needs.
At £3.99, we’re confident that you’ll get more than your money’s worth as you use and reuse our dispenser long into the future. We also offer our beautiful glass-based dispensers to help boost your plastic-free living.
Bower Collective’s mission is to make sustainability not only accessible, but affordable. We hope our insights on how to conduct a plastic-free spring clean have been inspiring to you. As we’re facing up to spending more time indoors, it’s important to not only stay home, but stay safe. With our range of plastic-free spring cleaning options, you can stay much more sustainable. Do you have your own handy tips on how to perform your own eco-friendly spring clean? We’d love to hear them! Add your suggestions in the comments section below!