5 easy swaps to make your bathroom more eco-friendly – goodhousekeeping.com

5 easy swaps to make your bathroom more eco-friendly – goodhousekeeping.com

Recycling and composting are fast becoming the social norm, but while our kitchens may be becoming increasingly eco-friendly, it’s important to spread our sustainable net and ensure we’re not overlooking our bathrooms.

The good news? We’ve done the hard part for you and researched some small swaps that will make a mighty impact when it comes to making your bathroom habits more planet-friendly.

By its very nature, toilet paper is a single-use product (obviously) and requires water, paper, bleach and chlorine to produce.

Thankfully, household brands like Cushelle are already taking a strong stance on sustainability. The company has reduced its carbon footprint (total greenhouse gas emissions) by 2% since introducing its Double Rolls, by reusing production water and making its packaging out of 60% recycled plastic and 25% plant-based materials. Getting twice as much for your usual loo roll also means saving on cardboard tubes – and space. It’s win, win.

To really up your eco credentials, try flattening your toilet roll slightly so it’s harder to pull lots of sheets at a time – this will subtly encourage you to use less.

And when it’s time to replace your plastic toilet brush, why not buy a bamboo-based brush instead? Check it can be composted at the end of its life, so you can clean safe in the knowledge you’re not adding to landfill.

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