13 sustainable living tips for 2023 from the people of Pod Point – Pod Point
We polled Pod Pointers to find out their favourite methods to be sustainable in their everyday lives in 2023.
It should come as no surprise that everyone at Pod Point loves electric vehicles. After all, they form a key component in our mission to stop travel from damaging the earth and moving past the transport industry’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Every Pod Pointer is united in this common purpose; it guides literally everything we do in our working day to make transport more sustainable. But what about outside work? How do we as individuals help to combat climate change and protect our planet?
To find out, we asked Pod Pointers to share their top tips for sustainable living in 2023. Here’s what they had to say.
We received a lot of responses extolling the virtues of all the companies providing plastic and detergent-free products to make everyday cleaning chores more sustainable:
smol’s mission is a simple one with a big impact. To clean up our planet, they’ve created planet-friendly cleaning products such as their plastic-free laundry capsules which they deliver through your letterbox.
Bide, who recently appeared on Dragons’ Den, is another company that makes eco-friendly products for cleaning. Their products can be used throughout the home, including the toilet, bathroom, and kitchen, and only use vegan ingredients and natural oils.
No one likes lugging big packs of toilet rolls around during their regular shop. Instead, why not try Naked Sprout’s unbleached bamboo toilet rolls, which one Pod Pointer described simply as the “best loo rolls!”.
To cut down waste, many Pod Pointers buy local, refilling lots of their cleaning and hygiene products from local stores. One Pod Pointer said “I buy 5l refill containers for shampoo, hand wash, and cleaning products”.
Many of our team have switched to a vegan diet, which is becoming increasingly popular across the country. But besides taking part in Veganuary, there were some other nifty eco-friendly food and drink tips from Pod Pointers:
Instead of buying a plastic milk bottle every week, one Pod Pointer takes a trip to their local coffee shop to use their milk refill machine, which they claim has massively saved on their plastic consumption.
According to Oddbox, some 40% of all food grown goes to waste because it’s either too big, too wonky, or simply too much. Instead, they gather up all this ‘unwanted’ fruit and veg, pop it in a cardboard box, and post it to people to reduce waste. Best of all, they deliver overnight, so you don’t need to worry about missing a delivery!
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