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8 Sustainable Product Swaps for Quarantine and Beyond

8 Sustainable Quarantine Swaps That Will Last

In the past couple weeks we’ve seen lots of panic surrounding access to grocery store items, and although groceries continue to be readily available, it’s important to think about adjustments we can make in our daily lives that will be more reliable. At the end of the day, disposable just doesn’t last.

Hey everyone! Usually we use our Thursday’s for Study Hall, but based on the subject matter of Tuesdays class, we decided to bring you a bonus episode.

In the past couple weeks we’ve seen lots of panic surrounding access to grocery store items, and although groceries continue to be readily available, it’s important to think about adjustments we can make in our daily lives that will be more reliable. At the end of the day, disposable just doesn’t last.

Luckily for the earth, reliable usually translates to sustainable. Pandemic or not, these 8 changes will create more reliable routines for you, and a decreased footprint on the earth.

Get a bidet

Invest in a water filter

(Here’s Aaron’s post about testing: https://www.mrfixitdiy.com/how-safe-is-your-drinking-water/)

Get houseplants + plant your food

Invest in reusable menstrual products

Start composting

Transition to body bars, lotion bars and soap tablets

Transition to reusable napkins and paper towels

Use coffee presses like the french press to avoid single serve coffee pots and filters 

As promised:

The Top 10 Plants for Removing Indoor Pollutants: Peace lily, golden pothos (Scindapsus aures), English ivy (Hedera helix), chrysanthemum (Chrysantheium morifolium), gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii), mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’), bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii), azalea (Rhododendron simsii), red-edge dracaena (Dracaena marginata) and spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum). 

Here are some of the common vegetables (and herbs) that you can re-grow from scraps:

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onions, Garlic, Leeks and Shallots
  • Celery
  • Bulb Fennel
  • Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips, Beets and Other Root Crops
  • Lettuce, Bok Choi and Other Leafy Greens
  • Cabbages
  • Basil, Mint, Cilantro & Other Herbs

Indoor compost bins HERE

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