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12 easy changes in your bathroom to help the environment

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the thought of your environmental impact – why not try to make improvements one room at a time. Here’s how you can make a difference with 12 easy changes in your bathroom

  1. Swap plastic razors for a re-useable safety razor (which last for years).
  2. Use a bamboo toothbrush rather than a plastic one (or an electric one where you just change the head).
  3. Ditch single use plastic bottles for refillable versions.
  4. Use a bar of soap instead of a plastic bottle of handwash.
  5. Try a shampoo bar for your hair instead of liquid shampoo.
  6. Keep your shower time to 3-4 minutes – the length of one song on your phone.
  7. If you switch on your shower to warm up before jumping in – place a bucket underneath and use the water on your plants.
  8. Change any lightbulbs to LED bulbs.
  9. Don’t leave the tap running when brushing your teeth or washing your hands.
  10. Opt for a shower rather than a bath to use less water.
  11. Don’t ignore leaks and drips, have them fixed promptly.
  12. Ditch the use of body scrubs as they contain microbeads which get washed into the waterways and are terrible for the environment – try a coffee scrub instead.