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We’ve seen it in the news and all over our social media feeds – we’re all taking steps to reduce our use of plastic. In our new series, we share simple swaps to help you along the way.
We’ve tackled our on-the-go beverages with our reusable coffee cups and paper straws, but we’ve still got work to do when it comes to our at-home cuppas.
You may have heard that most teabags contain plastic, which isn’t great news for tea drinkers or teabag composters. The solution? Go old school! “Get a teapot and use loose-leaf tea,” says Martin Dorey, founder of the #2minutesolution. “It’s also now possible to buy plastic-free teabags.”
If you’re a coffee connoisseur in the market for a new machine, plastic coffee pods are also something to be mindful of. “Choose a coffee machine that grinds fresh beans or uses loose-ground coffee instead,” advises Martin. Find more tips in Martin’s new book, No. More. Plastic. (Penguin, £6.99).
If you’d like to track your health but don’t want to wear a techy watch, a tness tracker that’s fashionable as well as functional might be for you. Enter Bellabeat, a “tech driven wellbeing company for women”, who aim to create beautifully designed tracking technology. Their stylish signature Leaf health tracker is designed to be worn as a bracelet, necklace or clip-on, and collects data on your activity, sleep, steps and reproductive health. It creates your own unique algorithms to let you know how to manage your self-care schedule and when you’re more susceptible to stress – very handy heading into the festive season. Is it too early to put our request in to Santa?