Tag: eco-exchange

Eco-Exchange Week 14

Microbeads to plastic free products This week we look at microbeads, something which is in a lot of products we use every day, products which end up washed down the sink and into our water systems. I’ll start with a definition:  “Microbeads are manufactured…

Eco-Exchange Week 13

Regular bulbs to LED bulbs  When considering this week’s topic I thought, “I’m pretty sure I already have energy saving light bulbs.” I then had a look around the house to confirm. Yes some of the bulbs are LED but actually there’s a few…

Eco-Exchange Week 12

New household products to recycled products Whilst making a journey towards greener living we’ve found that we reflect on everything we buy. From picking up loose vegetable rather than plastic ones to changing the products we use which you can see across previous articles….

Eco-Exchange week 11

Long showers to timed showers An average shower uses 7.75 litres per minute with power showers using 17 litres per minute. According to waterwise the average shower is about 8 minutes. This is about accurate for us. When I thought about it I realised…

Eco-exchange Week 9

Shop bought to home grown After last week’s stat filled article  we’ve decided to keep it short and sweet. With everything that has happened this week we want to share with you something light hearted that you can do together as a family. It’s lovely…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 3

Landfill to Composting This week we’ve turned our attention to what we are throwing out. We already recycle our paper, plastic, cans and glass thanks to our local council making it pretty easy with separate collections for all of these. What we noticed is…

Eco-Exchange: Week 2

Detergent to Soap Nuts Welcome to the second week in our 52 week eco-exchange challenge. This week we’ve turned our attentions to household products. There are many possibilities for exchange here and we started with something we do very often with a toddler in the…

Eco-Exchange: Week 1

Plastic Toothbrushes to Bamboo Toothbrushes Welcome to our very first eco-exchange. You’ll find more detail about the challenge here. We had a good think about what to do for our first challenge and ran through our average day and realised we should start at the…