Eco-living shouldn’t cost a fortune

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Eco-living is a lifestyle that should be available to all rather than the small few who can afford it. Whilst it’s encouraging to see products that are better for the environment and that reduce the amount of plastic waste we create, some of these products also give out a somewhat depressing message about sustainability – that you have to be wealthy to afford it.


For example Bee’s Wrap seems like a great alternative to the plastic food wrap that millions of us use everyday. It’s made of cloth, beeswax and tree resin, washable in soap and cold water, reusable and sealed by the warmth of your hands. However a single sheet for wrapping a sandwich would cost you up to £7.70. That means it would cost family of 4 over £30 to wrap their sandwiches. The idea is brilliant and a great way to reduce plastic waste its just a shame that it has to cost quite so much. Another example would be a new range of cloth nappies, each one costing £18.75 or women’s sanitary products from £13.


Fortunately there are also some alternatives to these luxury items and with some research you can find cheaper alternatives. So there is hope that some of these businesses are on the right track but it would be helpful if these products could be directed to the general public rather than those who are slightly more wealthy.


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