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One of my favourite thing about my blog is that I have this massive opportunity to make a difference. I use my blog to spread the word and make people aware of green and ethical issues. I find, that the best way is to do this by introducing other options, that are positive choices for people and planet. We don’t have to to accept and buy the goods big labels and glossy adverts are trying to sell us. Money is a vote which you can use every time you go shopping. By using your spending power wisely you can help to create a better, healthier and greener world.
With that in mind, the idea to create a new monthly review series called “My Ethical And Green Picks Of The Month” was born. The posts are to introduce all the small shops and indie brands who produces and sells ethically produced, eco-friendly, organic, natural, cruelty – free and fairly traded goods, that are alternatives to everyday items such as fast fashion, processed food, cosmetics and cleaners containing toxins and harmful chemicals. My aim is to inspire you to choose positive buying. To reverse reducing the power of local communities, to stop overconsumption, abusing animals and wasting our natural resources.
Orbis Hill Stainless Steel Straws
We all know just how bad are plastic straws for our environment. Reusable straws are the answer and I’ve just tried a new brand: Orbis Hill. These stainless steel straws are coming with a silicon tip which protects your teeth and mouth against the heat when sipping on a hot drink. But they can also be removed if you don’t need them. The straws are coming with two brushes. And even the packaging is 100% recycled paper and zero plastic.
DAME reusable tampon applicator
Not all of us ladies can get used to different menstrual products, like menstrual cups, it’s a change which some of us just can’t make. So here comes DAME into the picture, as they have developed the first reusable tampon applicator. They want to put an end to the 1.3 billion plastic applicators that sadly get thrown away each year in the UK, often ending up on our beaches and in our ocean. They make organic, toxin free, biodegradable tampons too. (By the way if you’re looking for labelling your products with organic and green stickers check out stickers from yofreesamples.com and CTRL+F search for “organic” or “green”!)
Just Add Water Gift Box from uOpen
If you’re a fan of subscription boxes (like me), find a huge range of them on uOpen. I’ve received this Just Add Water gift box from them and I was absolutely delighted by it. Top quality, natural bath and body products, vegan and even the glitter used in the bath bombs is biodegradable. I’ve received 10 gorgeous products including bath bombs, foot and hand scrubs, shower streamers and soap – all packaged in recyclable and biodegradable boxes. Available in 3, 6, 12 month subscriptions are pre-paid in full upfront.
Vegan Chocolate from Benefit Chocolate
Packed with protein, energy and vitamin these delicious chocolates from Benefit Chocolate have good intentions: as well as being a yummy treat they are also good for your health. Protein – almond and coconut 19% protein content. Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and muscle mass. Vitamin – enriched with essential vitamins to give you 50% of your daily vitamin intake, which all contribute to the normal function of the immune system. Energy – this bar of rich dark chocolate is blended with 3 key B vitamins.