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Saving the planet one step at a time

June 2, 2019

Happy Sunday Folks!

As we are all aware, the entire globe is on a eco warrior hype at the minute and I love it. Everyone is trying their best to do what they can in reducing carbon emissions, plastic in the ocean and waste!

I have always been one to try and do what I can where possible, but recently I watched the David Attenborough documentary, Our Planet, on Netflix, in which there was a VERY traumatising scene with Walruses. I won’t go into it but it made me an emotional wreck. (Surprise surprise)

So ever since I have been on mission SAVE THE WALRUSES, my life has included saving every animal I see from nearly being hit by a car, planting wild flowers for bees, reusing where possible, and buying products with minimal plastic! The whole point of this post was to show you some of the most recent purchases I have made which will help me contribute to saving the planet.

First up- my new Sandwich wrap! 
This little thing reduced the need for plastic bags, is biodegradable, used from recycled materials, and can be easily washed and reused numerous times. You can buy a variety of sizes and also snack bags! Plus its cute! It unwraps with Velcro and you fold it into whatever shape you like, the inside is waterproof too!

Halo face wipe! This is basically a reusable face wipe, it only needs water to take your make up off and does it so quickly and easily. The fibres leave your face feeling soft and refreshed, and can be washed with warm water. Not only does this reduce on face wipes that takes ages to breakdown, but saves you money! This Halo Face wipe cost me £7 which is the equivalent as to what I would spend on face wipes every 3 months!!

Mooncup! Now don’t freak out, I know what y’all ladies are thinking, its a gross concept, but lets be honest, Periods are not pretty, or comfortable, so if we’re gonna have one we might swell do it and save the planet to! The Moon cup is a reusable sanitary product that collects the period and can be washed and reused as many times as you like. Nothing leaks out and its super easy to put in and take out. Tampons and pads are not cheap and are also not biodegradable so BUY ONE!!!!

The last little thing I wanted to show you, was not something I have bought, but something I have started making. This is an eco brick. They are plastic bottles, filled with nonrecylable plastics that don’t break down and are used by charities to build houses for the poor. Their lack of breakdown, provides a good insulation in properties and are cheap to make. Check out the website below for your local drop off point and how easy they are to make! I’m trying to not put a bin out for a month! Eco brick Website

Thats all I have for today, this was a bit longer than usual, but please feel free to leave any more suggestions below as to how you contribute to saving the planet!

Lots of love,

Sophiemagsx

  • Reply
    What Lexie Loves
    June 2, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I really want to try the Halo face wipe!!

    Lexie
    http://www.whatlexieloves.com

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    a mindful traveler
    June 2, 2019 at 11:10 am

    I love those sandwich wraps, great idea. X

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    elenxmai
    June 3, 2019 at 11:29 am

    These are great eco-friendly tips. The eco bricks are an amazing idea! xx
    El // Welsh Wanderer

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    ameliacdowling
    June 3, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Never heard of the halo face thing but looks so good! I’ve heard amazing things about menstruated cups as well!

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      Sophiemagsblog
      June 3, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      yeah the cups are actually really good and make all the differenceb

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    Hannah Cartwright
    June 3, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I’ve not heard of the Halo Face Wipe before, I’ll have to try it!

    Hannah
    http://www.writtenbyhan.com

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      Sophiemagsblog
      June 3, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      just tried to follow you back and its saying blog no longer available? :/

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    Rochelle
    June 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Moon cups seem TERRIFYING but I really applaud your dedication to saving the planet and being more aware.

    Chelle: http://chellebelle2016.blogspot.com

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      Sophiemagsblog
      June 3, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      haha yeah they are a little but once your used to it they are super handy!x

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    Chloe Luna
    June 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Love this!! Such a great idea for a post x

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    chloeburford
    June 6, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    This is amazing and the motivation I need to try more!! I have a mooncup and they’re such a life saver, I love mine and they’re so much better for you as well as the planet xx

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    msb.life
    June 12, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    omg I never knew about the Eco brick scheme but that is so good! I started using a menstrual cup for the first time a few months ago and it had changed my life haha! Love this post 🙂

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    Hunida
    June 20, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Wow!! So many awesome ways to reduce waste I hadn’t heard of yet. LOVE those sandwich bags, how cool!

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