6 Eco tips you can take from your grandparents

6 Eco tips you can take from your grandparents

If you're anything like me, you get the warm and fuzzies that buzz of excitement when you discover a new product that will help you on your eco-friendly journey! But do you often find the number of new products available overwhelming? Me too.

While many of them are new and innovative, it turns out if we just stuck to some of the practices our grandparents did, we'd be better off in the long run. Here are six eco-friendly habits we can take from the golden oldies.

1\ Safety Razors 

Never heard of them? Pop certainly has, safety razors have actually been around since 1762, it wasn't until 1901 that Gillette started producing disposable plastic razors. A good quality safety razor will last for years and you'll only need to buy blades which will set you back around 15 cents a blade. Check them out here.




2\ Knitted Cleaning Cloths

Nana's knitting won't only keep you warm, check out these knitted cleaning cloths. They'll last you longer than your average wipe (up to four years!) and the best bit is you just throw them in the wash and use them again and again and again. Check them out here.

3\ Leftovers 

Breaking news: the term food prep is just a new age word for good ol' leftovers. Sunday roasts would set families up with enough lunches for the following week. So next time you're whipping up dinner make some extras. Or why not turn your leftover curry or bolognaise into a pie or pastie.

4\ Hankies 

Aren't just for the oldies - they're coming back! Never worry about carrying gross old tissues again the trusty hankie is your zero waste solution. Before you lift your nose to another tissue check out the fun designs from Amy Jade Creations

5\ Upcycling 

We hate to break it to you but giving old pieces of furniture a new lease on life with a lick of paint and some quirky alterations was actually a massive trend in the 80s. So before tossing out your old furniture think about how you can reuse it. Find out more about upcycling here.

6\ Mending

The clothes industry is a massive burden on our environmental impact, did you know that wearing your clothes for an extra nine months can reduce waste and water usage by 20-30 per cent. So next time your favourite tee has a hole in it, mend it or sew a button or new zip on a dress rather than throwing it out. 

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.