10 Ways To Cut Back On Chemicals

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Our theme of the month is chemicals – they are everywhere!

In food we eat, products we use, air we breath and waste we produce. Unfortunately these chemicals can be toxic and not only harmful to the environment, but also to us. So what can we do?

The good news is there are now plenty of ways you can reduce chemicals and toxins in your day to day life.

Here are 10 ways you can make choices for a healthier you, and happier environment.
 

Safe Smells…!

 
The artifical smells from air fresheners in your office and home may not be as ‘fresh’ as the packaging implies.

Replace chemical laced air fresheners with aromatheraphy and essential oils. Or bake a cake, or make a pot of fresh coffee!
 

Go Natural…

 
Foliage is a great way of breathing a certain freshness and lightness into any room.

Breath some life into indoor offices and homes by introducing plants and green. Not only will they look and feel nicer, but the air will be naturally cleansed and cleaner.
 

Cleaner Cleaning…

 
We’ve all had moments in life when we’ve breathed in cleaning or decorating fumes and thought urgh! They don’t smell or taste nice, plus can be harmful to our bodies.

So why not ditch the chemicals and toxins by:

  • Switching to suppliers of natural, biodegradable, non toxic products. They are lots healthier for you, your clients, employees and family.
  • Clean windows with baking soda and water, and use newspaper to wipe them for squeaky clean windows.

 

Beautiful You…

 
Do you know what’s in the products you wash and beautify yourself with? Take a look at the labels and you’ll be amazed what you find.

Like with cleaning products, choose healthier alternatives by:

  • Switching to natural, toxic free products. Think soap, body lotion, deodorant, face creams, shampoo, conditioner, make up. And even biodegradable, reef friendly sun cream.

Cutting the chemicals will help nurture a much healthier you!
 

Positive Food…

 
Choosing healthier food and drink is becoming much easier the world round now.

Here are a few suggestions for reducing the chemicals you consume:

  • Choose the ugly fruit and veg! This might sound odd, but it’s often the chemicals used in growing that produces that consistent size, colour and tastelessness of food. Choose the package free products, the ones that are home grown, organic, free range, the food that’s naturally good. For sure it will also taste better!
  • Cut back on tuna. Being at the top of the ocean fish chain, tuna contains mercury which consumed at high levels can be harmful. That plus reduced stocks worldwide mean that cutting your consumption is better for you as well as fish reserves worldwide.
  • Think about storage. Choose glass or bpa free plastic storage. Don’t buy products wrapped in Styrofoam or plastic, this all adds to the chemicals you consume.

 

Hazardous Waste…

 
Batteries and light bulbs all emit hazardous waste if not properly disposed of. Reduce your waste by switching to rechargeable batteries and low energy bulbs, and dispose of waste with a reputable hazardous waste recycling company.

If you’re a producer of textiles, you dye materials, or you manufacture products, consider what hazardous chemical waste you produce and where it goes. Switch to natural alternatives, or at least make sure hazardous waste is responsibly captured and disposed of.
 

And Finally…

 
Feel inspired? What one change can you make for a healthier you?

Later this month we’re going to be talking marketing your ethical credentials.

See you then, Sam

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